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Solon (c. 630–560 B.C.)

Solon (sō’lon). The Athenian legislator; lived about 638–559 B.C. The constitution which he gave to Athens is very clearly explained in Grote’s ‘History of Greece.’ Solon himself defined its character and aims in six hexameters which have come down to our time. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).