Solon’s laws. Peisistratus tyranny.

As the situation worsened in Athens, the nobles ordered Solon to take action. Solon abolished debt and gave freedom to those who had been slaves. Peisistratus, leader of the disgruntled citizens became a tyrant. When he died, his son,Ippias, became tyrant of Athens .

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The old constitution of Athens

They say that Theseus advised residents of Attica to settle in Athens. Last king was Kodros. After him, aristocracies took the power, to quiet the place from the protests, and they chose Dragon to write laws.

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Sparta: City life

The Spartans were mostly occupied with politics and the art of war. Boys and girls tended by young in this lifestyle. The Spartans did not love luxury.
Life in Sparta was not the same with life in other cities. The city was like a camp and laws were strict.

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Sparta: The society and the polity

The Dorians conquered Laconia and created a strong state. The old inhabitants were helots. The five curators had the greatest power. In Apella, which was the assembly of the people, the Spartans took major decisions.

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Archaic culture

The poets dealing with the daily problems of people. The didactic poetry wants to teach people, while the lyric to make him forget his pains and sufferings. Philosophers are looking to find out how the world was made.

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