Zaleucus

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Zaleucus

Zaleucus (zəlo͞oˈkəs), fl. c.650 B.C., Greek lawgiver of Locris, in Italy. According to tradition, his was the earliest codification of Greek law. References to Zaleucus' code, which was widely adopted in Italy, indicate that it embodied the lex talionis [law of retaliation, i.e., an eye for an eye] and other severe features exemplified in the later Greek code of Draco.
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A prosperous merchant, he educates his son, Zaleukos, well, makes plans for him to succeed him in business, and then finances his travel to Paris for a more lucrative medical degree.
Zaleukos, though an adult, can be defined as an Urgent Child vis-a-vis his father(s).