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Solon the lawgiver

For to the common people I gave as much power as is sufficient,
Neither robbing them of dignity, nor giving them too much;
and those who had power, and were marvelously rich,
even for those I contrived that they suffered no harm.
I stood with a mighty shield in front of both classes,
and allowed neither of them to prevail unjustly.
(Plutarch, Life of Solon 18.4)

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