2. Legal and economic reforms of Solon Despite the laws of Draco and the expulsion Alcmaeonidae, factional fighting escalated, and civil war threatens to destroy the state. The country was torn by multiple processes: the rivalry between the major clans, clash of interests of various constituencies, the political ambitions of the oligarchs and the democrats, the rift between the rich and the poor and members of the labor and guilds. Particularly serious consequences resulted debt laws of Draco. The exact meaning of these laws and their application has long been a matter of debate. The following explanation is based on the poems of Solon and the best comments to them - plutarhovskoy biography of Solon.