By G. R. Stanton
A severe method of the resources of knowledge on historical Athenian politics offering modern resources, later old and biographical writings, archaeological proof, inscriptions on stone, and papyri from Egypt.
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2 As in Fragment 34  the use of force characteristic of a tyranny (tyrannis) is explicitly rejected by Solon for himself. 1 , and Solon’s fear in the fragment that he might pollute his high reputation (kleos). 4 ( with note 2). Parker, Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion (Oxford 1983) 3–4 and n. 8. 1 While men of higher rank and greater power 5 Would praise me and treat me as a friend. 4 ), is iambic trimeter. About half of verse 3 is missing, and it is likely that verse 4 did not follow immediately after verse 3.
The city was divided into as many parties as there were geographical divisions in its territory. 2 (3) At this time the inequality of the poor with respect to the rich had, as it were, reached a peak. The city was in an extremely precarious condition and it seemed that only the establishment of a tyranny could restore stability and put an end to the city’s disorders. (4) All the common people were bound by ties of obligation to the rich. 3 (5) Many were forced even to sell their own children—for no law prevented this—and to flee the city because of the harshness of their creditors.
Miller, Arethusa 4  25–47, especially 45–6) in fragment a of Meiggs and Lewis no. ] 5 ------ McGregor argues that Kypselos, the father of the elder Miltiades (for the family relationships see note 2 on ), is the only known Athenian of this name and that he died by 585 BC. He takes the name Philombrotos in line 4 to be certain and restores [Solon] in line 5. 2 . 7 This Delphic Oracle is no. Hendess (Halle 1877), no. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle: Its Responses and Operations (Berkeley 1978).
Athenian Politics c800-500 BC: A Sourcebook (Studies in Ancient Civilization) by G. R. Stanton