Definition of Helots

1. Noun. (plural of helot) ¹

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Definition of Helots

1. helot [n] - See also: helot

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Literary usage of Helots

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1. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"The number of the helots was much enlarged by the conquest of Messenia, 668 Bc; ... In the Peloponnesian war the helots behaved with uncommon bravery, ..."

2. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"The cultivation of the land, however, was not the only duty of tbe helots ; they also, at the public meals, attended upon their masters, who, ..."

3. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"We may be sure that the Spartan treatment of the helots was cruel, although later writers perhaps misunderstood some of the Treatment of facts which they ..."

4. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"The helots were regarded as the property of the state, which, while it gave their services to individuals, reserved to itself the power of emancipating them ..."

5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"THEIR CRUELTY TOWARDS THE helots. LYCURGUS would be utterly inexcusable, ... These helots were the slaves employed by the Spartans to till the ground. ..."

6. A Manual of Grecian and Roman Antiquities by Ernst Frederik Bojesen, T. K. Arnold (1874)
"stance, helots were employed as heavy-armed sold.ers with the promise of freedom; ... Condition of the helots. 101. The condition of the helots was, ..."

7. Lectures on Ancient History: From the Earliest Times to the Taking of by Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1852)
"The Greeks recognised in this fearful catastrophe a punishment for an inhuman deed of the Spartans. Some revolted helots, who had taken refuge in the temple ..."

8. A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Based on Sir William by Francis Warre Cornish (1898)
"At the end of the second Messenian War (608 Bc), the conquered Messenians were reduced to slavery, and included under the denomination of helots. ..."

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