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Solon
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(Σόλων/Sólōn).

[1] S. of Athens Poet, legislator, c. 600 BC

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I. Life griech. Gesetzgeber, um 600 v. Chr.

S. (b. c. 640 BC), an Athenian of the family of the Medontidae, supposedly related through the maternal line with Peisistratus [4], the most important Greek legislator (alongside the legendary Spartan Lycurgus [4]) of the Archaic period and the first prominent Athenian poet. S. first emerged around 600 BC, when he successfu…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Michel, Simone (Hamburg), “Solon”, 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 10 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1116670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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