Between the eupatrid oligarchy and the rule of Peisistratus there comes the timocracy of Solon.
It is clear that the executive power in the state (see Archon) was still vested in the eupatrid class.
To that eupatrid, joined before with himself, was now intrusted the command of the Grecian fleet.
It is not probable that the eupatrid families were all autochthonous, even in the loose sense of that term.
eupatrid, ū-pat′rid, n. a member of the Athenian aristocracy.
His father, though connected with the priestly and high-born house of the Lycomedae, was not himself a eupatrid.