By D zhiglov
What did he do?
Politics and justice were closely related in ancient society. Solon helped the poor more in justice than in politics. Every citizen was to have the right of appeal against the edict of a magistrate. Every citizen could prosecute at law. And every citizen was to be eligible to sit on a new court of state, the Heliaea, or People's Court, before which appeals were heard (the actual panel for each case being selected by lot). He also drew up a new code of laws, designed to protect the underprivileged and the poor.
Having established the basic equalities on which a democratic society is founded, Solon went into voluntary exile for 10 years.
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Who Was He?
Who was Solon?
Where did he live?
and died in 559 BC, he lived in Athens Greece, and first started democracy there