Helot Revolt -465 BC

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Recorded by...?
Thucydides and Plutarch. (Plu. says only 5 houses were left standing.)
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Cause...?
Earthquake. Helots take advantage of Spartan weakness.
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Who...?
Helots and Perioikoi of Athena and Thouria.
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What did they do...?
Revolted and occupied Mt Ithome.
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Spartans...?
Defeated them in battle, but failed to break the siege.
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Asked...?
Athens for help. Experts in siege warfare.
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Athens arrived...?
With pro-Spartan, Cimon, and 4000 hoplites.
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They were...?
Rejected, as Sparta feared "their adventurous and revolutionary spirit."
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Why were they rejected...?
The Helots were Greek slaves, and Athens opposed the use of Greeks as slaves.
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Cimon...?
Loses his reputation, and his career ends. Is replaced by Pericles.
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Sparta's relationship with Athens...?
Never recovered.
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Athens breaks...?
Alliance with Sparta, and allies with ARGOS- Sparta's enemy.
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Some Helots are...?
Re-homed, near Athens.
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The revolt was resolved in...?
455 BC.
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