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Headword: Εἱλωτεύειν
Adler number: epsiloniota,133
Translated headword: to be a helot
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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