Perioeci


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Per`i`oe´ci


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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The most likely explanation is that Herodotus neglected to mention the 700 Lacedaemonians (who were perioeci) because they did not stay to perish with the 300 Spartiates (actually, 298).(19) This is indeed the most likely explanation because it is confirmed by Isocrates, who mentions a thousand Lacedaemonians in all.(20) For as soon as one discounts the intellectual subservience of Ephorus to his reputed teacher as a modern invention, it then becomes clear that Diodorus and Isocrates are giving independent testimony and corroborate each other.