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A group of men meet at the polis every 10 days and only the best land owners had power.
Athens was ruled over by Kings and were molded into oligarchy and aristocrats
Solon was giving the Athenians aristocrats hope on solving their problems, but even tho the aristocrats were powerful both the peasants and aristocrats couldn't own land which lead to a Tyranny
A politician named Draco was codified laws and with harsh penalties and included slavery. A general had then canceled the act of giving the poor land
The Cleisthenes had later created a council of 500 which contained of male citizens and the Athenians were give authority to pass laws for debates which opened a basis for Athenian Democracy
Pisistratus, an aristocrat, seized power and tried to trade with the Athenians but they declined which had ended the Tyranny . Two years later Cleisthenes gained the upper hand.