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[4] Some say, too, that he attempted to reduce his laws to heroic verse before he published them, and they give us this introduction to them:—
First let us offer prayers to Zeus, the royal son of Cronus,
That he may give these laws of ours success and fame.
Solon, Fragm. 31 (Bergk) In philosophy, he cultivated chiefly the domain of political ethics, like most of the wise men of the time; and in physics, he is very simple and antiquated, as is clear from the following verses:—

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