Archonship and reforms of Solon in Athens

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Historical Context Note

Solon's reforms entailed (notably) a cancellation of all debts (seisachtheia), the granting of citizenship to many stranger residents and the distribution of political rights according to a four-part class division based on property.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Archonship and reforms of Solon in Athens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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