Peisistratus: Peisistratus,, tyrant of ancient Athens whose unification of Attica and consolidation and rapid improvement of Athens’ prosperity helped to make possible the city’s later preeminence in
Draco was an aristocrat who in 7th century BCE Athens was handed the task of composing a new body of laws. We have no particular clues concerning his life and general biography and the only certainty.
Cleisthenes (b. late 570s BCE) was an Athenian statesman who famously reformed the political structure and processes of Athens at the end of the 6th century BCE and, thereby, greatly increased the inf
Solon (c. 640 – c. 560 BCE) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet, who is credited with restructuring the social and political organisation of Athens and thereby laying the foundations for Ath
The Greek city-state of Sparta is remembered for its military, but it put a lot of thought into its government as well. In this lesson, we'll look...
In this lesson we will learn who Lycurgus of Sparta was. Together, we will take a closer look at his history, his personal life and his legacy. ...
Lycurgus: Lycurgus, traditionally, the lawgiver who founded most of the institutions of ancient Sparta. Scholars have been unable to determine conclusively whether Lycurgus was a historical person and