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Bad last paragraph
the last paragraph is very badly written. it says he "accomplished nothing in the area of disorder", which is confusing, since it sounds like it is saying "he did not accomplish disorder", which he did. i'm sure it is meant to say ,that he worsened it, but if this is the case, it should be better stated.
"Peod on a rabbit"?
What is with this line: "Predictably, the man who peod on a rabbit was appointed to transcribe these laws was a eupatrid?" It's quite amusing, but lacking gravitas. It looks like someone inserted the phrase "peod on a rabbit."
184.108.40.206 19:08, 21 February 2006 (UTC) JonTom Kittredge
- Looks like someone on January 19 added that phrase ("peod on a rabbit"). I just removed it. --Primetime 22:26, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
The last four paragraphs are redundant and badly written. Simply removing those four would not hurt the article.
- You're right that some of it is redundant. However, they do provide details not mentioned in the first paragraphs. Perhaps they should be merged? --Primetime 23:25, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Recording artist, Draco
His real name is Robbie Rosa and he is the Latino "Puff Daddy" - an award-winning producer, writer, and recording artist. Once a member of Menudo, he wrote & produced "Living La Vida Loca" for Ricky Martin.
I heard this on an early Sunday morning show called "American Latino."
- Honestly, who cares and why is this here? What pertinence does any of this at all, have to do with this article? How insignificant can you get? Stevenmitchell (talk) 16:51, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Would people mind if I moved this to Draco (lawgiver) and moved the Draco (disambiguation) page here? The reason why I ask is because, as an astronomer, I am more likely to be looking for several other things named Draco than the ancient Greek lawgiver. I also think that the general public will not necessarily be looking up the lawgiver more than 30% of the time either. GeorgeJBendo 13:07, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
so whats happened to Draco [law] now? Any possibility of adding anything?
- The page looks like garbage on my web browser. Does it look like garbage on other people's browsers? Should I revert the page to a previous version? GeorgeJBendo 07:35, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Death by Acclamation!
Supposedly Draco died when he entered an amphitheater and cloaks were showered on him as a symbol of approval. He was smothered. I can't find the original source for this statement, which may be false, but it's so ancient, it probably ought to be used anyway. Student7 02:40, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
The laws written by Draco were not the first - written laws that were available to all literate citizens existed in both Sumerian and Babylonian cultures. The Sumerian example would be the Ur-Nammu Law Code, the Babylonian one beingf the Akkadian Law Code of Hammurabi. (ref: pp83, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character - Kramer, Samuel Noah - University of Chicago Press - ISBN 0-226-45238-7) However, these laws were on clay tablets, they were not publicly posted. It would probably be fair to say the Greek laws were the first public notices of the legal code
Well first off his name was Drakon, secondly his law-code was not unique in the Greek world in the seventh century: at Dreros a law was passed c. 650-600 about the holding of office and Zaleukos of Locri in southern Italy, who was known as the first law-giver, also belongs to this period. Take that wikipedia. Source: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Socrates (c. 800 - 399 BC) by Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland published by Routledge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:41, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Clean up needed
A little traslation please...
The Greek words and quote are appreciated but an English translation would be helpful for those that do not speak Greek. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:11, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Council of Five Hundred Unclear
The distinction between the Council of Five Hundred and the Council of Four Hundred is unclear. Is this a typo? "They elected the Council of Four Hundred from among their number" A quick google search showed results for both a Council of Five Hundred and four hundred with respect to ancient Athens.--Telnoratti (talk) 19:44, 26 June 2013 (UTC)