Definitions

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  • n. An ancient inhabitants of Laconia who were free residents of the mountains and the beaches of Laconia.

Etymologies

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Transliteration of Ancient Greek.

Examples

  • The non-Spartan Laconians, called Perioikoi, tithed to the Spartans and were drafted into the army but had no vote in the assembly.

    c. Sparta and the Peloponnese

  • Perioikoi: see the Glossary and Appendix C, Spartan Institutions, ©9.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Perioikoi: See Appendix C, Spartan Institutions, ©9.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • 5 After first consulting the god at Delphi and receiving a favorable answer, they sent off the colonists, Spartans and Perioikoi, inviting also any of the rest of the Hellenes who might wish to accompany them, except Ionians, Achaeans, and certain other nationalities; three Spartans leading as founders of the colony, Leon, Alcidas, and Damagon.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • "Pedants have termed the Mainates descendants of the ancient Spartans," but "they must be either descended from the Helots, or from the Perioikoi ....

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

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