Quotes by Solon

About Solon:

Solon 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. He wrote poetry for pleasure, as patriotic propaganda, and in defense of his constitutional reforms.

Author Bio

  • NameSolon
  • DescriptionAthenian legislator
  • Born638 BCE
  • Died558 BCE
  • CountryClassical Athens
  • ProfessionLegislator; Jurist; Poet; Writer