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Headword: *so/lwn
Adler number: sigma,779
Translated headword: Solon
Vetting Status: high
Solon the Athenian lawgiver brought in a cancellation of debts under the influence of friends who were debtors.
Greek Original:
*so/lwn: o(/ti *so/lwn o( nomoqe/ths *)aqhnai/wn, fi/lwn h(ttw/menos o)feilo/ntwn, xrew=n ei)shgh/sato a)pokopa/s.
For the seisachtheia of Solon (sigma 776, sigma 777) in Athens in the early C6 BCE see sigma 289; and for this hostile interpretation of it cf. Plutarch, Solon 15 (where three such "friends" are named; Web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 November 2001@04:44:32.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; set status) on 5 December 2004@00:57:53.
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