Laws of Draco

(36 words)

Historical Context Note

According to tradition, Draco established the first written code of laws in Athens. It prescribed very severe penalties even for minor offences. Of these only the laws relative to homicide were still in force after Solon.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Laws of Draco". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11155, accessed 26 July 2014.]