By G. R. Stanton

A severe method of the resources of data on historic Athenian politics proposing modern assets, later historic and biographical writings, archaeological facts, inscriptions on stone, and papyri from Egypt.

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3) Again, in another place he refers to those who wanted a redistribution of land: They came with a mind to plunder, their hopes were not restrained, They expected, each of them, to find a fortune immense And me with a coaxing tongue to publish a radical plan. Vain were their purposes then, but now they look askance 5 And air their anger toward me, as though I an enemy were. Unjustly; with the help of the gods my promises I did fulfil, And my further efforts were not in vain. 4 Notes 1 In chapter 11 [47] the author of the Athenaion Politeia states the attitude of the nobles (hoi gnorimoi) and of the common people (demos) to Solon after his reforms.

Plato makes Pausanias SOLON 4 5 6 7 8 35 condemn capitulation by the subordinate partner for the sake of money or political gain (ibid. 184a–b); this suggests that political assistance could be used as a form of erotic inducement. Dover, JHS 86 (1966) 45, Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle (Oxford 1974) 33. 2 [61]) argues that the story that Peisistratos as a young man was a favourite (eromenos) of Solon is chronologically impossible. However, what is known of their likely birth dates (see Davies, APF 323–4, 445) makes the relationship possible.

Solon the Athenian took this law from Egypt and enacted it for the Athenians. 1 [29]. Hignett (p. 320) points out that others attributed this law to Peisistratos and that Herodotos may have been misled by the Athenian tendency to attribute to Solon all the laws of the fifth-century code. Plato (Timaios 21e) also says that Solon visited Egypt. 1–4 1 Didymos the grammarian, in his reply to Asklepiades on the tablets of Solon,1 quotes a certain Philokles who declares that Solon’s father was Euphorion, but that is contradicted by the opinion of all other writers on Solon.

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