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Seven Sages of Greece - Anacharsis, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus, Epimenides, Myson of Chenae, Periander, Pherecydes of Syros, (Paperback) Loot Price: R310
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Seven Sages of Greece - Anacharsis, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus, Epimenides, Myson of Chenae, Periander,...
Seven Sages of Greece - Anacharsis, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus, Epimenides, Myson of Chenae, Periander,...

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Seven Sages of Greece - Anacharsis, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus, Epimenides, Myson of Chenae, Periander, Pherecydes of Syros, (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Anacharsis, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus, Epimenides, Myson of Chenae, Periander, Pherecydes of Syros, Pittacus of Mytilene, Solon, Thales. Excerpt: Solon ( or; Ancient Greek: , c. 638 BC 558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic, and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the short term, yet he is often credited with having laid the foundations for Athenian democracy. Knowledge of Solon is limited by the lack of documentary and archeological evidence covering Athens in the early 6th century BC. He wrote poetry for pleasure, as patriotic propaganda, and in defence of his constitutional reforms. His works only survive in fragments. They appear to feature interpolations by later authors and it is possible that fragments have been wrongly attributed to him (see Solon the reformer and poet). Ancient authors such as Herodotus and Plutarch are the main source of information, yet they wrote about Solon long after his death, at a time when history was by no means an academic discipline. Fourth century orators, such as Aeschines, tended to attribute to Solon all the laws of their own, much later times. Archaeology reveals glimpses of Solon's period in the form of fragmentary inscriptions but little else. For some scholars, our "knowledge" of Solon and his times is largely a fictive construct based on insufficient evidence while others believe a substantial body of real knowledge is still attainable. Solon and his times can appear particularly interesting to students of history as a test of the limits and nature of historical argument. During Solon's time, many Greek city-states had seen the emergence of tyrants, opportunistic noblemen who had grabbed power on behalf of sectional interests. In Sicyon, Cleisthenes had usurped power on behalf of an Ionian minority. In Megara, Theagenes had come to power as an enemy of the local oligarchs. The son-in-law of Theagenes, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon, made an unsuccessful attempt to seize power in Athens in 632 BC. Solon, on the other hand, appears to have b

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Group
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 836
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-15982-6
Barcode: 9781158159826
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LSN: 1-158-15982-X

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