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The Colonization of Greece and Factors to Solons Reform in 594 B.C.

Summary: Discusses what happened to Greece and what large-scale colonization occurred as well as the factors which lead Solon to be a special reformer.
From c. 750 BC Greece's exports increased when the market expanded. This allowed the Greeks more income. New imports included timber, hide, gold, metal and food. Colonisation allowed the wealthy Greeks to purchase new goods that supported their developing aristocratic lifestyle.

Large-scale colonisation of the Mediterranean caused the Greek World to expand in geographical size. The move affected the Greek economy increasing overall wealth.

Greeks made new colonies throughout the Mediterranean and discovered a place called Massalia (c. 600BC). Massalia, as a new trading post gave Greeks access to Paris, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden, allowing trade development. A place called Emporion expanded the access into Spain (c. 600BC) for Greece. Supplies of tin and silver from Spain were valuable metals to Greece.

At the beginning of the colonisation, a `middle class' was established. The middle class was established because the citizens were doing all the buying, selling, making and...

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