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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. had been king in this southerncountry. After a long time they said, Wewill go back to our old home/ So great hostsof them came, some by land, some by sea.This country was already full of people, liv-ing on farms and in cities. ^^VrBut the children of Her-acles were mighty men,la Her, stronger and braverthan these people. So j!they fought with these menand won and made them ^, Slaves. HERACLES The brave children of Heracles took theland and sat on the throne. These Helotswho cook our breakfast and plow7 our fieldsand grind our flour and tend our cattle an

. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. had been king in this southerncountry. After a long time they said, Wewill go back to our old home/ So great hostsof them came, some by land, some by sea.This country was already full of people, liv-ing on farms and in cities. ^^VrBut the children of Her-acles were mighty men,la Her, stronger and braverthan these people. So j!they fought with these menand won and made them ^, Slaves. HERACLES The brave children of Heracles took theland and sat on the throne. These Helotswho cook our breakfast and plow7 our fieldsand grind our flour and tend our cattle an Stock Photo
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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. had been king in this southerncountry. After a long time they said, Wewill go back to our old home/ So great hostsof them came, some by land, some by sea.This country was already full of people, liv-ing on farms and in cities. ^^VrBut the children of Her-acles were mighty men,la Her, stronger and braverthan these people. So j!they fought with these menand won and made them ^, Slaves. HERACLES The brave children of Heracles took theland and sat on the throne. These Helotswho cook our breakfast and plow7 our fieldsand grind our flour and tend our cattle and11rake our wine and build our houses, are thefar-off sons of the people who fought withthose children of Heracles. Those men wholive on the mountains and herd our sheepand work in our mines and smelt our iron 28 Men of Old Greece and make our swords and cut our timber,are the children of the men who ran away.And we Spartans are the sons of thosemighty children of Heracles. We are thelords of this land, the masters of these Helots.. ACHILLES IN BATTLE The Helots do not forget their free days.They hate us. They would be glad to driveus out. They are many more than we are.That is why a Spartan never walks withouthis spear. That is why we drill every day.That is why Sparta is a great camp. Thatis why we work to make ourselves goodsoldiers. A soldier must have strong mus- Lconidas 29 cles; so we exercise in hard games. Asoldier must not be fat; so we eat little. Asoldier must have time to drill; so we leaveour work to the Helots. They are good lawsthat make us do these things. I think thatHeracles must be proud as he looks down onus, his children, strong and brave. During that afternoon the Iren of Leoni-das company called his boys together, andsaid: To-morrow we struggle at the Plane-treeGrove. Let us go now to ask Achilles forhelp. Bring gifts for him. The boys ran to their hut. There seemedlittle there for gifts. But some broughtpieces of hard bread saved from their break-fast.

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