In Athens the citizens gathered at the ecclesia to discuss and agree a solution to the increasing problem of their laws. Passed by word of mouth and laced with blood feuds, impossible to track and to apply with justice.
Word had reached them that in the East they had codified laws, written and enforced by court of law. Athens should have the same.
They chuckled as they elected Little Drako. How might he manage to list the laws, each with a penalty?
He managed well: he applied the same penalty to almost every crime, no matter how minor. Death, else exile. Draconian solutions.
103 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt