HH9 4th Quarter presentation

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Story about the Draconian laws and how they influenced the Archaic period

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  • Draco receives his task.
  • The Laws are announced.
  • The cruel and unfair laws.
  • Draco was an aristocrat in 7th century BCE Athens. He was handed the task of composing a new body of laws.
  • Punishments were harsh.
  • The laws were made known to the people. They were not too happy, escpecially the poor.
  • Solon
  • The laws were known for their cruelty and bias towards the rich landowners. The poor were mistreated greatly.
  • Power
  • Draco's law code was later viewed as intolerably harsh, especially in regards to his solution to trivial crimes. His solution was death.
  • Solon was archon in 594 BCE, and he repealed Draco's code and published new laws, keeping only Draco's homicide statues.
  • The cruelty behind the laws may have been the only way to sustain power as well as blood feuds that could last generations.
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