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n. pl.1.Those who live on the same parallel of latitude but on opposite meridians, so that it is noon in one place when it is midnight in the other. Compare Antœci.
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The first, the Perioeci, were those who literally lived around the region.
First, it was meant to keep the oppressed horde of Helots and Perioeci under control and, second, to provide a powerful military capability with which to increase the power and prominence of Sparta throughout Greece.