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Solon

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊlɒn
 
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Definition of Solon in English:

( Circa 630-circa 560 bc), Athenian statesman and lawgiver. One of the Seven Sages, he revised the code of laws established by Draco, making it less severe. His division of the citizens into four classes based on wealth rather than birth laid the foundations of Athenian democracy.

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