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  helots – FREE helots Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
These are the helots of language, busy little words like to and from, or by and with.
Spartan vs. Messienian (helots) population: 25,000 to 500,000* *at the height of...
Helots were used as agricultural labourers and in domestic service.
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  Helot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helots were Peloponnesian Greeks who were enslaved under Spartan rule.
The first helots were Laconians that Sparta defeated and conquered.
Helots lived in their master's household but were owned by the state; unlike ordinary slaves, their master could not declare them free.
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 Helot (Template)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Helots are the golem-like creatures that the reigar and their servants, the lakshu, use.
Helots are golem-like creatures built by the reigar to serve as workers and guards.
Helots do not heal naturally, but they can be repaired by successful use of the Craft (pottery) or Craft (sculpting) skill at DC 15 and various exotic raw materials worth 50 gold pieces per hit point of damage to repair.
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 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 276
The Helots were slaves of the state, which assigned them to individual citizens to cultivate their lands.
A Helot was liable to be called upon for personal service by any Spartan, even if not attached to his estate; but no authority save that of the state could either set him free or remove him from the soil to which he was bound.
In war, the Helots were employed some­times as shield-bearers to the heavy-armed troops, sometimes as archers and slingers, sometimes in other subordinate capacities.
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Whatever the origins of helotism and its relation to slavery, it is reasonably certain that when the Spartans conquered Messenia in the southwest of the Peloponnese (probably in the eighth or seventh century), the native population became helots.
Helots always could dream of being emancipated, and we know that the Spartan government did indeed sometimes liberate groups of helots.
The helots of Laconia appear to have been emancipated later by the reformer kings Cleomenes III (235-222) and Nabis (207-192).
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 Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The abuse of Laconian and Messenian helots was Sparta's shameful failing from a democratic point of view, and it led to a sense of insecurity amongst Spartans that denied them the true leadership in the Aegean.
As a result, the helot population were serfs, who wee required to give up to six percent of their produce to the state, and to add insult to injury, they were liable for military service as hoplites, although this obligation was seldom enforced by an understandably nervous state.
Helots outnumbered citizens by as much as seven to one, and the primary purpose of the hoplite army was to control 'the enemy within'.
www.classics.und.ac.za /projects/democracy/sparta.htm   (432 words)

Helots were Peloponnesian Greeks who were enslaved under Spartan rule.
It is possible that the name Helot comes from Helos, the main city in Laconia.
Helots lived in their master's household but were owned by the state; unlike regular slaves, their master could not declare them free.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/LX/Helot.html   (233 words)

 helot - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Helots, in ancient Greece, slaves or serfs of the Spartans.
Helots were assigned to citizens to carry out...
Information about helot in the Columbia Encyclopedia, Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, computing dictionary.
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 genneratWeb - pafg44 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Charlotte Louise HELOT was born on 15 Dec 1768 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
Charlotte Françoise HELOT was born on 27 Sep 1782 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
Marie Madeleine HELOT was born on 28 Jun 1786 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
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 genneratWeb - pafg02 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Nicolas HELOT was born on 19 Aug 1705 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
Etienne François HELOT was born on 14 Mar 1707 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE and was christened on 20 Aug 1747 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
Antoine HELOT was born on 1 Aug 1708 in, Barbonne Fayel, MARNE.
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 Studies in Canadian Literature
The blood of the free Helot in this context is clearly the blood of the free natives of the North American wilderness, those still unmanacled by the developing commercial and industrial economy, represented in Hugh and Ion by the allegorical figure of Barabbas.
At the very least, The Helot represents one phase in a complex, often violent and contradictory dialectic, a process of mythic transmutation from which the figures of Katie's Max and the Métis Hugh emerge, evincing a new synthesis of European and North American Indian traditions.
For the Helot, then, a final, shabby scrap of life, symbolized in the rose, soon to be exchanged for the cypress bough of death.
www.lib.unb.ca /Texts/SCL/bin/get.cgi?directory=vol4_1/&filename=burns.htm   (1612 words)

 Archaic Period-Economy
In non-Spartan sources, helots are referred to either as slaves, or as oiketai (when they were employed in household occupations), or as andrapoda.
The kleroi, which were being tilled by the helots, were distributed to the citizens by the Spartan state after having defeated neighbouring peoples and annexed their territory.
These groups were indigenous peoples who had been reduced to the level of owned slaves after the invasion and their conquest by the Doric tribes and were usually considered part of the family property.
www.fhw.gr /chronos/04/en/economy/peasant_helots.html   (382 words)

 PlanetPapers - What Caused The Downfall of Sparta?
As well as declaring war on the helots, the Spartans would select some helots to be beaten publicly, and it is said that any helot who seemed particularly strong was killed, just to ensure that he did not lead a rebellion.
However, the helots were a strong force, as it is said by Xenaphon "they feared the number of the helots when they saw them ranged alongside them and thought that they were too many".
The only way Sparta could have benefited from the inclusion of helots in their forces would have been if the helots were trained as soldiers like the Spartans, but this would have meant that there was no-one to farm for the soldiers.
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 Narcissus - RPGnetWiki
The Skopses are one of the helot cultures of Narcissus.
The Hexadactyls are one of the helot cultures of Narcissus, notorious for having extra fingers and toes.
During the Helot Revolts they were as effective as any armed combatants, but the tales of their martial prowess were later scoffed at as hyperbole, and so the Hexadactyls escaped the harsh reprisals that more heavily armed revolutionaries suffered.
wiki.rpg.net /index.php/Narcissus   (3774 words)

 Diaphane - RPGnetWiki
The Gnarides are the helot culture in the lands near Diaphane.
The Charsides are one of the oldest helot cultures of Diaphane.
Their lands had always been extremely fertile, but they claimed this was because of their custom of burying living victims in the soil of their most fertile fields.
wiki.rpg.net /index.php/Diaphane   (4624 words)

 Wikinfo | Helot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to Aristotle, Spartans annually redeclared war against them to justify the use of force.
During the Peloponnesian War they fought as heavy infantry and helots who excelled in battle could earn their freedom.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Helot   (272 words)

 helot --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The ethnic origin of helots is uncertain, but they were probably the original inhabitants of Laconia (the area around the Spartan capital) who were reduced to servility after the conquest of their land by the numerically fewer Dorians.
"helot" Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.
The 4th-century-BC Greek historian Ephorus attributes to Agis the capture of the city of Helos in Laconia and the reduction of its people to helot (serf) status.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9039928   (389 words)

 How was Spartan Strategy after the Persian Wars geared towards preventing a helot revolt?
The Spartans had taken the Messenian’s land for her own citizens and reduced the former inhabitants to the helot status, which they were to endure for generations.
This meant that the helots were in a constant state of readiness if the opportunity arose to revolt against their repressive rulers.
The first major incident of helot revolt came in around 665BC, just after the Spartans had suffered a major defeat at the hands of Argos at the Battle of Hysiae.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Helot stands up, having put out the flames, and boldly holds his holy symbol in front of the creatures, saying "Return vile abominations to the realm of the dead!" Stella again points her staff at the foul things and begins speaking some mystic words.
Helot, running to assist Gort, arrives just in time to simultaneously strike the back of the foul creature, while the cutting edge of Gort's axe bites into its front, first scattering the bones, then causing them to dissolve into several little puffs of fl steam.
Helot attempts to turn undead, and is met with limited effect, as the undead outside the forcefield, in the direction of his turning, recoil to a point about 30' from the forcefield.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: The Economy of Ancient Greece
The helots of Sparta were agricultural serfs, indigenous peoples conquered by the Spartans and forced to work their former lands for their Spartan overlords.
But their mobility was completely restricted; they had very few rights; they had to turn over a large percentage of their produce to their Spartan overlords; and they were routinely terrorized as a matter Spartan state policy.
The one drawback for the Spartans of using helot labor, though, was that the helots, living still on their former homeland and having a sense of ethnic unity, were prone to revolt and did so on several occasions at great cost both to themselves and to the Spartans.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/?article=engen.greece   (13030 words)

 helot - Search Results - MSN Encarta
When Helot was founded in 1949, it all looked like an attempt to get something set up by means of entrepreneurial ambition.
The aim was to defy the recent past and get something
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 CRYPTERIA IS WATCHING YOU !!!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Young Spartan men who had completed their training at the agoge with such success that they were marked out as potential future leaders, would be given the opportunity to test their skills and prove themselves worthy of the Spartan military tradition through membership of the Crypteia.
This could be used to remove any Helots considered troublesome and provide the young men with a manhood test and experience of their first kill.
Such brutal oppression of the Helots permitted the Spartans to control the agrarian population and devote themselves to military practice.
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 Fall of an Evil Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But since the Helots, especially those of Messenia, were far from willing accomplices, the Spartans were forced to expend enormous energies in attempting to keep their serf caste in its place.
Individual Helots were ritually humiliated--for example, by forcing them to drink massive quantities of alcohol as object lessons for young Spartans in the virtues of moderation.
How many Helots actually died under the knives or garrotes of the members of the Krypteia each year is unknown, but there is little doubt that the Spartans intended the Helot's life to be spent in permanent insecurity and sheer terror--never knowing when the blow would fall, or why.
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 Schiller Institute—The Legislation of Lycurgus and Solon by Friedrich Schiller
They were called helots, because the first of the Spartans' slaves had been inhabitants of the island of Helos in Laconia, whom the Spartans had subdued in war, and made their prisoners.
It was from these helots, that all later Spartan slaves, whom the Spartans exploited in their wars, took their names.
Since they were relieved of all their work by the helots, Spartans spent their lives in indolence; the youth trained in war games and skills, and the adults were the audience and judges of these exercises.
www.schillerinstitute.org /transl/lycurgus_solon.html   (9396 words)

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Still the furious Helot stood, Staring thro' the shafted space; Dry-lipp'd for the Spartan blood, He of scourg'd Achea's race.
Laugh'd the Helot loud and full, Gazing at his tyrant's face; Low'r'd his front like captive bull, Bellowing from the fields of Thrace.
Helot, here-- I give thee this last blossom: A bee as red As Hybla's golden toilers sucked its sweets; A butterfly, wing'd like to Eros nipp'd Its new-pinked leaves; the sun, bright despot, stole The dew night gives to all.
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 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Spartans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because each Spartan man inherited the use of a plot of state land (kleros) and Helot labor to till it, he was a full-time, professional soldier.
Being a Spartan meant being both a sturdy warrior and effective manager of Helot labor; the Spartan who flinched in battle or whose kleros failed to produce was ejected from the ranks of citizens.
Sparta's recognition that its citizens were untrustworthy outside the jealous purview of the Similars precluded a proactive foreign policy; the eventual result was the consolidation of an Athenian empire and the disastrous Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.).
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/mil/html/mh_049900_spartans.htm   (791 words)

 Ancient Greece - Sparta - The British Museum
This little figurine may represent a Helot or a Perioikos.
Spartan citizens owned land, but slaves called Helots did all the agricultural work, including rearing sheep.
The Perioikoi were not slaves but did not have the same rights as Spartans.
www.ancientgreece.co.uk /sparta/explore/she_d.html   (64 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Blind Gods by Jack Adler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The helots, the conquered ones, were another hurdle.
While his former peers had received equal allotments of land, and the Messenians turned into helots and creatures of state servitude, Sparta from that time on had a discontented class of people who were always a threat to rebel.
Would it not be better to let the helots be tested for citizenship, swear their loyalty, and be rewarded with the blessings the state can bestow?
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