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  Solon - LoveToKnow 1911
SOLON (7th and 6th century B.C.), Athenian statesman, the son of Execestides of the family of Codrus, was born about 638 B.C. The prodigality of his father made it necessary for Solon to maintain himself by trade, especially abroad.
The story that Solon visited Croesus in Lydia, and made to him the famous remark-" Call no man happy till he is dead " -is unfortunately discredited by the fact that Croesus seems to have become king nearly thirty years after Solon's legislation, whereas the story must be dated within ten years of it.
Solon also regulated intestate succession, the marriage of heiresses, adoption, the use and sinking of wells, bee-farming, the planting of olives and figs, the cutting down of olive trees, the calendar.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Solon   (2562 words)

 Solon - The Lawmaker of Athens
Solon arrived, and upon entering the palace he saw a man magnificently dressed and accompanied by a retinue of slaves and soldiers, so he assumed that this man must be Croesus.
Solon was too old to take an active role when he arrived back in Athens, but he met privately with the leaders and tried to calm down the partisan rancor.
Solon was weak and old, and he had no man willing to stand by him, but he went to the marketplace and scolded the Athenians for being too afraid of Pisistratus and his gang to take back their liberty.
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Solon was justly proud of his achievements and sang of them in remarkable lyric poems; he is in fact the earliest Athenian man of letters known to us by name.
Solon first revamped the law code of Draco [Athenian lawgiver of 621 B.C.E.], which was extremely stringent and stipulated penalties disproportionate to offenses (with the exception of the homicide laws).
Solon was also concerned both to leave the offices of state as the prerogative of the rich and to give the commoners an unprecedented share in the organs of government.
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Solon found this an intolerable humiliation, and he noticed that many of the younger men at Athens were eager for a pretext to declare war, but did not dare propose it on account of the law.
Secondly, Solon was anxious to leave all the offices of state as he found them, in the hands of the rich, but at the same time to give the masses a share in the other processes of government which they had never before possessed, and he therefore took a census of every citizen's property.
Solon had taken note of the irregularity of the months and of the fact that the orbit of the moon is not exactly synchronized with the rising and setting of the sun, but that it often overtakes and passes the sun on the same day.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /Images2/cciv243.Solon.html   (11361 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Solon by Plutarch
To this Solon rejoined that men keep their promises when neither side can get anything by the breaking of them; and he would so fit his laws to the citizens, that all should understand it was more eligible to be just than to break the laws.
Solon took a farther argument against the Megarians from the dead bodies, which, he said, were not buried after their fashion, but according to the Athenian; for the Megarians turn the corpse to the east, the Athenians to the west.
Then the wisest of the Athenians, perceiving Solon was of all men the only one not implicated in the troubles, that he had not joined in the exactions of the rich and was not involved in the necessities of the poor, pressed him to succour the commonwealth and compose the differences.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/solon.html   (4077 words)

 The Real Ten Commandments
Solon is the founder of Western democracy and the first man in history to articulate ideas of equal rights for all citizens, and though he did not go nearly as far in the latter as we have come today, Moses can claim no connection to either.
Solon set up laws defending the principles and importance of private property, state encouragement of economic trades and crafts, and a strong middle class--the ideals which lie at the heart of American prosperity, yet which cannot be credited at all to Moses.
Solon is the first man in history to eliminate birth as a basis for government office, and to create democratic assemblies open to all male citizens, such that no law could be passed without the majority vote of all.
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 Solon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Solon's change was retrospective as well as prospective: he brought back people from overseas slavery who no longer spoke the Attic language (this is the evidence, hinted at above, for thinking that the problems facing Solon went back at least a generation, into the period of Draco or even Cylon).
Solon's main political changes were first to introduce a Council of 400 members alongside the old "Thesean" council of elders known as the Areopagus, from the Hill of Ares next to the Acropolis, where it met.
Solon's four classes were the "five-hundred-bushel men," or pentakosiomedimnoi; the hippeis, or cavalry class; the zeugitai, or hoplites; and the thetes, the class that later provided most of the rowers for the fleet.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/solon1.htm   (3141 words)

 The Greeks - Solon becomes lawmaker of Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Solon was one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece and dominated Athenian politics for several decades, becoming the city's chief magistrate in the early years of the 6th century BC (594-3 BC).
Though Solon was not the city's first legal reformer, that dubious honor belonged to the harsh Dracon, who introduced the first law codes three decades before, but he was certainly the most influential.
Solon's reforms were designed to restore the bond between ruled and rulers.
www.pbs.org /empires/thegreeks/keyevents/594_c.html   (258 words)

 Solon, Iowa - General Solon Information
Solon’s economy is now composed of a few service industries, but still functions primarily as a bedroom community for the larger cities of Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City.
Solon is expected to continue to grow as more people are drawn to the convenient location with minimal commute.
Solon has strong architectural culture that should be enhanced and maintained to keep with the historical significance.
www.solon-iowa.com /_General_Solon_Information   (773 words)

 Solon, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solon is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is a suburb of Cleveland in the Northeast Ohio Region, the 14th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.
Solon was one of the first cities to utilize a comprehensive zoning plan and has been able to achieve a strong industrial base, while insulating its bedroom communities from industrial activities.
Solon is located 18 miles from Cleveland in the southeast corner of Cuyahoga County, adjacent to three other counties, Geauga, Portage and Summit Counties (clockwise from east to south).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solon,_Ohio   (1548 words)

 Maine Local Government - Town of Solon - Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Solon is a town in Somerset County, incorporated on February 23, 1809 from the township T1 R2 EKR.
Solon is located at the junction of U.S. Route 201, 201A, and Maine Route 8.
The South Solon Meeting House is a period piece well preserved, with colorful murals depicting religious themes on the walls.
www.maine.gov /local/somerset/solon   (161 words)

 Solon, Iowa - A Place to put down roots. (Solon, Iowa 52333)
The City of Solon is located in Johnson County in eastern Iowa.
Solon is in close proximity to three larger communities—Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids.
There are several other communities in the vicinity that each offer their own unique flare for people in Solon to enjoy.
www.solon-iowa.com   (100 words)

 Solon Division B Science Olympiad : Home
Solon's division B team witnessed a stellar performance from its members this year, placing 3rd at the state competition at Ohio State University.
This was one of the best teams that Solon Division B Science Olympiad ever had, and certainly one of the most motivated.
Best of luck to the Solon Division C team, Piqua and Magsig at the national competition in May, and also to the 9th graders on our team, who will move on to division c science olympiad.
www.angelfire.com /oh2/solonso/index.html   (448 words)

 Ancient Greece: Athens
The situation was a powder-keg waiting to go off; suffering under unmanageable debts, sold into slavery, with the government under the control of the wealthy people that were the causes of their problems, the average Athenian farmer was primed for revolution.
In effect a tyrant, Solon's mission was to reform the government to stem the tide of privation and exploitation and set up a system to guarantee that Athens didn't slip into such a situation again.
Under Solon and later Peisistratus, a number of people had been enfranchised as citizens even though they weren't Athenian or who were doubtfully Athenian.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM   (1331 words)

 authentic internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Solon can be used to equip sales forces' laptops, B-to-C or B-to-B Web sites, and public terminals.
Product development departments benefit from the employment of the Solon system since new products can be tested and modifications of existing products can be simulated with minimal effort.
Waterfall and Solon are registered trademarks and are used with permission.
www.authinc.com /index.php?page=solon   (318 words)

 Patrick Lydon Solon - Biography and Family
This is a story of Patrick L. Solon, a young Irish immigrant from County Mayo who served in the U.S. Civil War.
Patrick Solon was born July 14, 1845 (although his gravestone appears to indicate June 12, 1846).
Patrick and Mary Solon retired from farming to the town of Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa in 1905 and lived their remaining years there.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Plains/8270/solon   (2822 words)

 Welcome to the Solon Chamber of Commerce
If you are new to the Solon area, are considering relocating to our city, or are interested in learning more about Solon, this information is provided to assit you.
The City of Solon provides free trash service to its residents; you may contact the Solon Service Department at 440-248-5834 for pick-up schedules in your neighborhood.
The City of Solon is part of the City of Cleveland Water Department, located at 1201 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.
www.solonchamber.com /city/residents.asp   (626 words)

 Solon of Athens
According to Heracleides of Pontos, Solon survived the beginning of the reign of Peisistratus [his mother's sister's son] by some considerable time; according to Phanias of Eresos, by less than two years.
The absurdity of the scattering of his ashes over the island of Salamis would seem to make it entirely improbable and mythical, and yet the story is attested by reputable authorities including Aristotle the Philosopher.
The most democratic of Solon's enactments were these three: the first, and greatest, the forbidding of loans on the person [i.e.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/solon.html   (561 words)

 Solon News
Solon's football team clinched a playoff spot with a 42-0 win over Camanche on Friday in Camanche.
Solon's 13th-ranked volleyball opened playoff action with a 3-0 win over Iowa Valley in a Class 2A district semifinal Tuesday in Solon.
The Solon Spartans assured themselves of at least a share of the Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference title with a 25-8, 25-22, 25-18 win Monday in Tiffin.
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 Welcome to the City of Solon, Ohio
Solon Fire Station #1 is located at 5595 Harper Rd. The 16,865 square foot building was constructed in 1991 and currently serves as the department's headquarters.
Solon Fire Station #2 is located at 6720 S.O.M. Center Rd. in the heart of downtown Solon.
Solon Fire Station #3 is located at 7401 S.O.M. Center Rd. The 9,600 square foot building provides rapid fire and emergency medical services to the southern portion of Solon.
www.solonohio.org /fire/facilities.html   (233 words)

 Solon, Maine ME, town profile (Somerset County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Solon was $13,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Solon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.
The average commute time for Solon workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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 Solon Ohio Real Estate
Solon offers a variety of well-planned neighborhoods with housing in a variety of sizes and prices.
Solon, Ohio is 25 minutes/20 miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and 20 minutes/15 miles from Burke Lakefront Airport.
Solon boasts one of the most progressive and distinctive industrial areas in the county.
www.relocate-america.com /states/OH/cities/solon.htm   (462 words)

 SCSD: Home
The Solon Community School District believes that as each child progresses along his/her continuum of learning, he/she must build the capacity for understanding.
We believe each child must understand what has been learned and be able to apply this knowledge effectively to future situations.
The mission of the Solon Community School District is to nurture positive, productive and responsible members of society by providing diverse and challenging school experiences that enable students to be lifelong learners.
www.solon.k12.ia.us   (168 words)

 Solon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit] Summary of Solon's Life : 638 - 558 B.C. Solon is known as one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
Solon also encouraged a growth in industry by offering citizenship to skilled foreign laborers and created a law which ensured Fathers, unless Farmers, passed on the skills of their profession to their sons.
According to the later histories of Plutarch and Aelian, Solon had the future Tyrant Peisistratus as an eromenos and later appointed him as a commander in the conquest of Salamis in the 590s BC, however Aristotle claims that Peisistratus would have been too young at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solon   (1013 words)

 The Solon, Ohio Community Advocate
Updated daily, The Solon, Ohio Community Advocate is where you'll find all of the Solon businesses, schools, churches, news sources, and libraries.
His father and brother had been avid golfers from the time they worked as caddies at a local country club, and whatever the season, the family played a variety of sports, from baseball to tennis, football, basketball, hockey, ice skating, and, of course, golf.
She didn't know at the time that she was having anxiety attacks or that they were called "anxiety" attacks.
www.solon-ohio.com   (1516 words)

 Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers: Solon, translated by C.D. Yonge
BY DIOGENES LAERTIUS, TRANSLATED BY C.D. SOLON the son of Execestides, a native of Salamis, was the first person who introduced among the Athenians, an ordinance for the lowering
This also was an admirable regulation of his, that a guardian of orphans should not live with their mother, and that no one should be appointed a guardian, to whom the orphans' property would come if they died.
To prevent this irregularity, Solon made the latter half day belong to the first month; so that this thirtieth day consisted of two halves, one belonging to the old, the other to the new moon.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/diogenes/dlsolon.htm   (1881 words)

 Iowa Banks | Solon State Bank | Online Banking Agreement
Your password must be a minimum of 8 characters, up to a maximum of 17 characters, which must consist of at least two (2) numeric characters, and two (2) alpha characters (all lower case).
Fees for Solon State Bank’s Services shall be payable in accordance with a schedule of charges as established and amended by Solon State Bank from time to time.
Customer, in consideration of being allowed access to the Solon State Bank's Services, agrees to indemnify and hold the Solon State Bank harmless for any losses or damages to the BANK resulting from the use of the Services, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
www.solonstatebank.com /disclosures   (2072 words)

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