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date: 05 August 2020

Solon Athenian politician and poet, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Author(s):
Arnold Wycombe GommeArnold Wycombe Gomme, Theodore John CadouxTheodore John Cadoux, P. J. RhodesP. J. Rhodes

was of noble descent but, whether or not the tradition that he was of moderate means is correct, came to sympathize with the poor. He was prominent in the war against Athens’ neighbour Megara for the possession of the island of Salamis, urging the Athenians to renewed effort when they despaired of success (... ...

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