Solon and the early athenian government athens may be remembered as the first democracy but its democratic government evolved very slowly and only emerged after a long series of reforms the then according to legend he left athens for a decade of foreign travels in order to. According to historians solon was a greek statesman from 6th century bce 7 according to some historians plato was actually his nickname and that his real name was aristocles 8 founder and chief editor of facts legend sankalan believes that information should be free he is a dreamer and loves reading writing traveling and above all . To legend the greek lawgiver solon faced with the task of compiling the laws of athens gathered together the laws of various city states similarly in the 5th century bce a roman commission was reported to have consulted the statutes of the greek communities in sicily before giving rome the famous. Croesus conceding this was a good life and hoping he would at least be named second then asked solon who else he would consider the happiest of men he had met solon answered remove ads advertisement
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