pt their severity in imposing heavy
punishment. PittacusOf Mitylene in Lesbos, one of the Seven Sages, dictator 589-579 B.C. also was a framer
of laws, but not of a constitution; a special law of his is that if men commit
any offence when drunk,they are to
pay a larger fine than those who offend when sober; because since more men are
insolent when drunk than when sober he had regard not to the view that drunken
offenders are to be shown more mercy, but to expediency. AndrodamasOtherwise unknown. of Rhegium also became lawgiver to the
Chalcidians in the direction of Thrace,Chalcidice, the peninsula in the N.
Aegean, was colonized from Chalcis in Euboea. and to him belong the laws dealing with cases of
murder and with heiresses; however one cannot mention any provision that is
peculiar to him.Let such be our examination of
the constitutional schemes actually in force and of those that have been
proposed by certain persons.