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Unformatted text preview: Overview of Greek Politics- the leaders • Kylon- 630 BC o Attempted to be a tyrant, but it was a failed coup- he took the acropolis but no city o First instance of tyranny in Athens. o Executed by Megacles. o TRYANT- someone who tries to be a champion for the people who are not aristocratic. o HE TRIED TO BECOME A TYRANT. • Dracon- 630 BC o Reaction to Kylon o Writes rules that are very fierce and by doing this he limits the power of the aristocrat o They dealt with crime mostly. o HE WAS NOT A TYRANT. • Solon- 594/593 BC o Sole archon o Moderator;cancelled debts o “Father of Democracy”- created Assembly and Council of Boule of 400 o Heliaea-court/jury- could be the same as the Assembly. It included 4000- 6000 men o Divided people into 4 classes o Gives power back to the people by the Boule and the Assembly because it was so big the people could not be bribed. o HE WAS NOT A TYRANT • Peisistratos- 546-527 BC o Tried to become a tyrant three times o 1- fake assassination and then asked for guards...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.
- Spring '07