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 +"Legislators and leaders of men, such as [[Lycurgus of Sparta |Lycurgus]], [[Solon]], [[Muhammad |Mahomet]], [[Napoleon]], and so on, were all without exception [[criminal]]s, from the very fact that, making a new law they [[transgressive|transgressed]] the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed often of innocent persons [[fight]]ing bravely in defence of ancient law were of use to their cause." -- [[Rodion Raskolnikov ]] in ''[[Crime and Punishment]]''
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-'''Solon''' ([[Greek language|ancient Greek]]: {{Polytonic|Σόλων}}, c. 638 BC–558 BC) was an [[Athens (polis)|Athenian]] [[statesman]], [[law]]maker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in [[Archaic period in Greece|archaic]] Athens. +'''Solon''' ([[Greek language|ancient Greek]], c. 638 BC–558 BC) was an [[Athens (polis)|Athenian]] [[statesman]], [[law]]maker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in [[Archaic period in Greece|archaic]] Athens.
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"Legislators and leaders of men, such as Lycurgus, Solon, Mahomet, Napoleon, and so on, were all without exception criminals, from the very fact that, making a new law they transgressed the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed often of innocent persons fighting bravely in defence of ancient law were of use to their cause." -- Rodion Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment

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Solon (ancient Greek, c. 638 BC–558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens.



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