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(Φείδων; Pheídōn).

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[1] Ph. the Corinthian From Corinth, legislator, early 7th cent. BC

According to Aristot. Pol. 1265b 12-16, he was one of the 'oldest legislators' who is said to have been the originator of a law in which the number of houses had to equal the number of citizens; it appears therefore to have served to protect the owners of p…

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Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne), Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) and Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Pheidon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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