Professor PerringInd 1015319AGreek slaves had a wide array of jobs that they

Professor PerringInd 1015/3/19AGreek slaves had a wide array of jobs that they could do, they were cooks, craftsmen, maids, miners, nurses, porters and police men under a master’s watch. The Spartans around 500 BC had war slaves called helots, which supposedly came from laconia when Sparta conquered them. “The Helots were state owned slaves, during war times they were used as light armored infantry or as rowers in the fleet.” (Britannica 2017). slaves were not allowed to marry or have families because that was seen as a free man privilege in Sparta. In other parts, such as Athens, they were allowed to have family, kids, and even friends. The typical Greek slave would live for approximately 30 years, this was dependent on the slave’s occupation, miners did not live as long as house maids.BThe helots were treated worse than any other type of slave from Greece, the Spartans had a quota of lashes to give to the helots whether they were good or not. “The Spartan torture of the Helots wasn’t a one-time thing, some were caught with intent to desert and put to death, and 2,000 mysteriously disappeared in the night in an apparent genocide.” (Silver 2017). Compared to Athens which had some laws protecting slaves and they were treated with respect and could gain their freedom. The slaves had rights that protect them from rape, being killed, and a right to practice what ever religion they want. The Spartans could kill a Helot with no reason, while Athenians could own things like houses and even their own slaves once becoming a freed man. CIn the article on Helots from Britannica the information was found right in the beginning of the article. The first paragraph of this article gives a good base of information to start understanding how the Helots were treated, along with where they came from. In the article from though company the 11th paragraph down goes into an in-depth idea of the Spartans transgressions against the helots. It also paints a picture of a secret Spartan force meant to keep the helots in check so as not to make an uprising. DThe way she writes shows very little emotion; the intent of the site is to impose food for thought. There are a few ads from amazon on the site however they are not pop ups that annoy you to buy the products. They do not mention if the article has a bias; when I copied one of the sentences and the first result was the article on the list was the site, I found the information. When I did the same thing with Britannica the first site again was the site, I found the information on. The site gives you the citation right on the page; the site also had very little ads; most were not for money. The site is an encyclopedia so they are writing the article for the purpose to inform others of this history.Carly Silver is the Author from Thought Company is a sort of expert in that field of history and has a number of other sites confirming her knowledge of history. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Helot.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 19 Dec. 2017, www.britannica.com/topic/helotSilver, Carly. “Meet the Teenage Secret Police of Ancient Sparta.” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 7 Mar. 2017, www.thoughtco.com/ancient-spartans-murderous-secret-police-4031226

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