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Synonyms for helot

(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

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Helots and their masters in Laconia and Messenia: histories, ideologies, structures.
As Pericles had suggested before the war, the Athenians could also fortify a base, whether at Methone (while he was still alive), at Pylos (after his death), or elsewhere in Sparta, to support a revolt of the Helots, with essential aid from the Messenian exiles at Naupactus (1.
These three categories, citizens, denizens and helots, serve to illustrate how the denial of citizenship to major groups weakens migrants as actors, especially helots, who are normally illegal migrants who are denied any entitlement to rights.
When she added her unique voice to the anti-lynching crusade, for example, she declared, "Never since the days of the Spartan Helots has [sic] history recorded such brutality as has been ever since the war and as is now being perpetrated upon the Negro in the South.
Epaminondas hoped to permanently squelch Lacedaemon's efforts to enslave their rebellious helots and to politically and economically dominate Greece.
To places along the coast (for there the Salaminia would be able to pick them up like Alkibiades); (10) to Lepreon in Elis (where the Spartans had just settled a colony of Helots fighting under Brasidas) (Dunbar 1995:182); to Opous in Lokris (for the population there was so anti-Athenian that a military garrison had to be stationed there).
The Malays, by virtue of superior civilisation, became the rulers of the land, as in other parts of the coast of Borneo, and the Dayaks, in so far as they came within their reach, their Helots.
There are helots and commanders; there is living boredom and
There are also studies of the Helots, slaves' role in the economy, the supply of slaves, resistance by slaves, archaeological evidence and slavery in the far wider Hellenistic world.
Neither Israelis nor Americans would be satisfied living under endless occupation, modern helots for powerful rulers next door.
And what they are trying to do is calculate what the absolute minimum might be that the Palestinians can accept to label a state while leaving the largest part of the pie to the Israelis, together with absolute control over a client nation of helots that they can then abuse at will.
This becomes very clear if one considers the neo-Apartheid regimes in Arabian peninsula, whose economies are sustained by (mainly--though not exclusively--) Muslim helots.
They cover political and hegemonic structures; social institutions; religious institutions and practice; the historiography and representations of helots, Spartans, and barbarians; and Spartan exceptionalism.
And the same character can "come forward" as more than one politician in the same play: in one chorus of Euripides' Cyclops Silenus and his satyrs "are represented as helots under Spartan rule," but Silenus also "polymorphically 'comes forward' as Alcibiades" in the same stasimon (65).
For instance, she asks whether we might regard Diodorus's accounts of the Sicilian revolts as reliable; whether we should classify the helots of Spartan society as slaves and understand descriptions of their triumphs as products of partial Athenian writers who wished to portray Spartan culture in the most negative light possible; and why modern historians have failed to give due consideration to the rebellions when ancient writers so obviously regarded them as extraordinary events.