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Draco

Draco (fl. c.621 B.C.), lawgiver in Athens. His code made serious and trivial crimes alike punishable by death—hence the term “draconian” to describe any harsh legal measure. Solon later repealed all the laws except those dealing with homicide.

See also: Greece, Ancient.

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