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  • Helots did not have voting rights, although compared to non-Greek chattel slaves in other parts of Greece they were relatively privileged. The Spartan poet Tyrtaios refers to Helots being allowed to marry and retaining 50% of the fruits of their labor.[42] They also seem to have been allowed to practice religious rites and, according to Thucydides, own a limited amount of personal property.[43] Some 6,000 helots accumulated enough wealth to buy their freedom, for example, in 227 BC.
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