Greece social structure terms

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					   Greece

Social Structure
               Terms:
Metics: Foreign residents in Athens.
Included immigrants from other Greek
states, all descendants of immigrants, any
children born of a non citizen and freed
slaves.
Spartiates: Adult males over the age of
30, born in Sparta. Dedicated to the state
and military.
Periokoi- Foreigners, could engage in
trade, but had no political rights, were
heavily taxed and were subject to military
service.
Helots: Slaves of Sparta. Had no rights,
and were ruled with an iron fist.

				
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