First Messenian War

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Historical Context Note

Sparta annexes the neighbouring region of Messenia, though two additional wars will be needed before it can claim total domination. The Messenian people are reduced to the status of helots and perioikoi.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "First Messenian War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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