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Draco was an Athenian judge living around the 7th century B.C., to whom is attributed the first written code of Athenian law. His laws were so strict that the term "Draconian" is still used to describe overly rigid rules, and yet, it transformed Athens into the premiere city state in Greece for hundreds of years.

It is unclear how much he created the laws as much as just put in writing what was already orally passed on. There is also some question as to whether or not he was a real individual, or a legend to describe how the laws came to be.

See also

For the circumpolar constellation, see Draco (constellation)