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The word for today is – DRACONIAN – which means – EXTREMELY CRUEL,VERY SEVERE. It comes from the name of an ancient Greek lawgiver, Draco, who lived in the 7th century B.C.
Solon, the famous lawgiver of the 5th century B.C., repealed these Draconian laws because of their severity. Draco applied capital punishment to the smallest theft or crime. He decreed that stealing a head of cabbage was punishable by death., he also said that the death penalty should be applied if one was convicted of idleness. Solon said that Draco’s laws were written in blood not in ink. Upon examination of various laws in our area one may find some that are Draconian.
Solon is the famous Greek lawgiver who handed down the stories of the lost continent of Atlantis. Plato refers to him in his two books on the subject of Atlantis. The books are titled. TIMAEUS, and CRITIAS. These are the only existing written records on the subject of Atlantis.