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Solon greek mythology
Transcript of Solon greek mythology
Solon was arguably the first person to challenge this tribal notion of freedom by advocating ground-breaking ideas that would help to ensure a person's freedom from unjust aggression initiated within his own community, especially by the government. Specifically, Solon's ideas laid the groundwork for the constitution of Classical Athens, that is, written laws that protected the liberty of Athenians via a rational (albeit rudimentary) legal process.
What he did for the athens!
Solon made laws for the goverment.constitutional and judicial reforms,he worked as a merchant for several years.Solon made it a law that anyone who refused to take sides in a revolution would lose all civil rights. By this law he made sure that the good would resist the bad and not hide hoping to save themselves, or wait until they could see which side will win.
Solon was considered one of the seven wise men.Solon was also called a poet.He was also an Athenian politician,, lawmaker.In 594b.c he was an elected archon.by that time the society of Athens was facing an economic and moral depression due to an agricultural crisis. Farmers could not repay their debts to the wealthy landowners and in return they were sold as slaves, including their wives and children.
Solon was the first innovative lawmaker that set the ground for the creation of democracy,he made Athens powerful,Solon translated the story of Atlantis into Greek verse, thinking that it would be a very good thing for the Greeks to know .debt-ridden farmers
laborers forced into bondage over debt, and
the middle classes who were excluded from government,
while not alienating the increasingly wealthy landowners and aristocracy. Because of his reforming compromises and other legislation, posterity refers to him as Solon the lawgiver.
The man whose riches satisfy his greeds
Than some poor man who has enough to feed
And clothe his corpse with such as God affords.
I have no use for men who steal and cheat;
The fruit of evil poisons those who eat.
Some wicked men are rich, some good men poor,
But I would rather trust in what's secure;
Our virtue sticks with us and makes us strong,
But money changes owners all day long.
Solon's laws do not appear to have been systematic, but provided regulations in the areas of politics, religion, public and private life (including marriage, burial, and the use of springs and wells), civil and criminal life, commerce (including a prohibition on export of all Attic produce except olive oil, although Solon encouraged the export of artisans' work), agriculture, sumptuary regulation and discipline.
He died in Cyprus at 80 years of age, having left the following instruction to his relatives: to carry his bones to Salamis and having burnt them to scatter them over the land. So Kratinos says in the Cheirones.
Is not more rich for all those heaps and hoard