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Solon and Lycurgus

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA230H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Fall

Description
Monday October 1711Introduction to Greek HistoryD NakassisSolon and Lycurgus SolonSourcesPoetry attributed to SolonCertain verses also attributed to TheognisHerodotusConstitution of the Athenians attributed to AristotleAristotles PoliticsAthenian oratorsPlutarchs Life of SolonSome Doubtful SolonianTraditionsHerodotus says that Solon after drawing up his laws traveled for 10 ears and visited Amasis in Egypt and Croesus in SardisSolon was archon in Athens in 5943 BCCroesus was king of Lydia 560547 BCAmasis was pharaoh in 570526 BCPlutarch says that The story is so good that it doesnt matterMoneySolon changed value of currency in his debtpardonsManipulated weights and coins however coins were not minted until about 560ishCoins arent a feature
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