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Athens: Rise and Fall, Book 2
Lytton

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This eBook was produced by Tapio Riikonen
and David Widger  

BOOK II. 

FROM THE LEGISLATION OF SOLON TO THE BATTLE OF MARATHON, B.  C.
594-490. 

CHAPTER I. 

The Conspiracy of Cylon.--Loss of Salamis.--First Appearance of
Solon.--Success against the Megarians in the Struggle for Salamis.--
Cirrhaean War.--Epimenides.--Political State of Athens.--Character of
Solon.--His Legislation.--General View of the Athenian Constitution. 

I.  The first symptom in Athens of the political crisis (B.  C.  621)
which, as in other of the Grecian states, marked the transition of
power from the oligarchic to the popular party, may be detected in the

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