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Headword: Εἱλωτεύειν
Adler number: epsiloniota,133
Translated headword: to be a helot
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to be a slave. For helots were the slaves of Lakedaimonians, not [so] by birth, but [by virtue of being] the first-defeated of the inhabitants of the city Helos.
Greek Original:
Εἱλωτεύειν: δουλεύειν. εἵλωτες γὰρ οἱ μὴ γόνῳ δοῦλοι Λακεδαιμονίων, ἀλλ' οἱ πρῶτοι χειρωθέντες τῶν Ἕλος τὴν πόλιν οἰκούντων.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on this verb's appearance in Isocrates 4.131 (and also citing Hellanicus FGrH 323a F29).
cf. epsiloniota 132, epsiloniota 134, epsiloniota 135.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 November 2000@05:34:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added cross-references) on 29 July 2003@01:29:05.
David Whitehead (expanded note; augmented keywords) on 29 July 2003@03:14:08.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 6 July 2011@07:48:04.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2012@07:31:50.

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