By G. R. Stanton
A severe method of the assets of data on old Athenian politics offering modern assets, later historic and biographical writings, archaeological facts, inscriptions on stone, and papyri from Egypt.
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8) None of these arrangements shook Solon from his resolve. To his friends he is reported to have said that tyranny was a noble position, but there was no way down from it. To Phokos he wrote in his poems: If I spared my land, My native land, and withheld my hand from tyranny And relentless force, which would taint and disgrace my good repute, I am not ashamed. 3 Notes 1 The context, in which leaders of both sides and many in between press Solon to become tyrant, is given above . 2 As in Fragment 34  the use of force characteristic of a tyranny (tyrannis) is explicitly rejected by Solon for himself.
Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution (Harmondsworth 1984) 123. 2 Kodros was traditionally one of the ancient kings of Attike. 3 Philia often refers to political friendship, and kinship by blood (sungeneia) would certainly strengthen it. But Plutarch appears to be stressing the moderating effect which the memory of an earlier homosexual relationship had on the political differences between Solon and Peisistratos. I have not discovered any references to a homosexual relationship developing into political philia, but one would expect that if either partner was involved in politics, philia would manifest itself there also.
In particular, he is much more likely to have commanded respect when he had been an ex-arkhon, and member of the Areopagos, for many years. Holladay, G & R2 24 (1977) 40–56 at 53–4, and Rhodes 121–2. SOLON 23 4 The final word of the quotation (from Fragment 4a) is obscure on the papyrus; it could be klinomenen (‘made to lean, leaning, tottering’) or kainomenen (‘being slain’). Chambers kainomenen, For the other fragments in this chapter of the Athenaion Politeia see  below. 6 13 After the Kylonian trouble had ended and the accursed had been expelled, as I have described,1 Athens was torn by the recurrent conflict about the constitution.
Athenian Politics c800-500 BC: A Sourcebook (Studies in Ancient Civilization) by G. R. Stanton