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Therefore, concluding that by that time the aristocrats relinquished the kings from its extensive duties by dividing them among each other, with an addition to binding changes. During the circa 620 the thirst for power raised the vast quantity of discontent among certain aristocratic families. The situation was severe and primarily involved blood feuds and endless vengeance which usually resulted in the significant amount of crimes. However, the case 2 | P a g e
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relinquished when an archon named Draco came to power and passed the laws introducing punishment to all crimes by death which limited the number of feuds. Consequently, introducing the idea of incorporating the landowning peasants who can afford armor in the army as hoplites. Thus, symbolizing the value of power and influence aristocrats had an addition to the land they owned. Also, to identify whether the aristocrats were generals or cavalry commanders Draco implemented the measuring system which required "estate of not less than one hundred minas (500 during Solon), and who had legitimate sons, born in wedlock, over ten years old." (Aristotle pg. 2) Doubtless, this change kept most landless peasants and sharecroppers impotent and afflicted, eventually leading to a civil war that challenged aristocratic powers for the first time in history of the Greek world. The council of the Areopagus displayed no signs of a resolution that will resolve the conflict between them and raging peasants. Therefore, as the last resolve they appointed Solon as an archon in circa 594. Solon was the first person to introduce written laws, inscribed on the wooden tablets, he was also known for the significant amount of political reforms that prevented Athens from entering tyranny. To do so, he discharged all previous debts from sharecroppers and landless citizens also, prohibited debt slavery whereby releases peasants from aristocratic control. Doubtless, Solon didn't succeed at carrying out land redistribution thus, neglecting aristocrat’s positions of power and leaving peasants destitute without any source of income and food. (Pl pg. 58 #16) Meaning that while Solon was promoting equality by abolishing slavery and debts, he did not divide the land among peasants and aristocrats which he promised hence leaving many hill peasants unemployed. Nevertheless, Solon managed to reduce the conflict among the groups from escalating any further by granting some rights to peasants which would not significantly impact the aristocrats. 3 | P a g e
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II Pisistratus was known as the first transitional leader who sought the idea of alliances between families by marriage being absurd hence, declining to be wed with the daughter of Megacles' family as the sole source of power. Because of his views, he was twice expelled from the city of Athens; yet, he never gave up on his desires and eventually settled in the "Thermaic Gulf at the place called Rhaecelus" where he got rich, hired soldiers and personal bodyguards.
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