Solon’s reforms and their main content

Reform Main content
Debt forgiveness People who had a debt were exempted from paying it. Plots pledged by farmers again became their property
Prohibition to take into slavery for debts All debtor slaves were freed, and those sold overseas were to be found and redeemed at the expense of the state treasury.
Election of judges Judges were chosen from all Athenians, regardless of their nobility and wealth.
Regular convocation of the national assembly All Athenian citizens attended the National Assembly
Abolition of Drakont’s laws The most violent of them were canceled
The meaning of reforms – laid the foundations of democracy

 

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