In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt. — Francis Bacon

Solon

638–559 BC
Civilization: Greek — Athens
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Archon
Era:  City States

Rewrote the laws of Athens to better protect poor citizens from the rich.

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Book Links
As Rich as Croesus  in  Thirty More Famous Stories Retold  by  James Baldwin
Statesman and Poet  in  Pictures from Greek Life and Story  by  Alfred J. Church
Wise Man of Athens  in  Tales of the Greeks: The Children's Plutarch  by  F. J. Gould
Laws of Solon  in  The Story of the Greeks  by  H. A. Guerber
Tyrant's Insult  in  The Story of the Greeks  by  H. A. Guerber
Draco and Solon  in  Famous Men of Greece  by  John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland
What Solon Did for Athens  in  Greek Gods, Heroes, and Men  by  Caroline H. and Samuel B. Harding
Solon  in  Our Young Folks' Plutarch  by  Rosalie Kaufman
Solon  in  Stories from Greek History  by  Ethelwyn Lemon
Solon Frees the Slaves  in  The Story of Greece  by  Mary Macgregor
Solon, the Law-Giver of Athens  in  Historical Tales: Greek  by  Charles Morris
The Great Lawgivers  in  Stories of the Ancient Greeks  by  Charles D. Shaw
The Seven Wise Men  in  Stories of the Ancient Greeks  by  Charles D. Shaw
Early Days of Athens: The Laws of Solon  in  The Story of the Greek People  by  Eva March Tappan
Solon, Who Made Laws for the Athenians  in  Old World Hero Stories  by  Eva March Tappan

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Image Links


Solon defends his laws, Coypel
 in Famous Men of Greece

Solon in the market-place
 in Stories from Greek History

Solon, the wise lawgiver of Athens.
 in The Story of Greece

A Bust in the Museum of Naples thought to be that of Solon.
 in The Story of the Greek People