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Draco wrrote the first code of law for Athens and Greece. The penalty for many offenses were so severe that the word "draconian" comes from his name. (Citizens adored Draco and upon entering an auditorium one day to attend a reception in his honour, they showered him with hats and cloaks as was their custom. By the time they dug him out from under the clothing, he was smothered to death.)


Sadyates is king of Lydia.


Ancus Marcius is the king of Rome.

§Middle East

Zoroaster is a child.


Sin-shar-ishkun is king of Assyria.


Text of Deuteronomy found in the Temple in Jerusalem. It is also possible that this was one year earlier, in 622 BCE.

Israelite scribes complete the Book of Deuteronomy. It is among the books containing the dying testament of Moses to his people. The "Law of Moses" imposes dietary restrictions, permitting meat only from any animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof cloven in two, and chews the cud, but forbids the consumption of meat from pigs, hares, badgers and camels.

§Modern Iran

Cyaxares is the ruler over the Median Empire.


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