The warrior class were the citizens who voted laws in the Assembly,lived by them and were protected by them. The perioici (landholdersin the countryside) had land rights but no political rights, and anobligation to help defend the state. Women and children had norights. Serfs (helots) had land occupancy but no political rightsbut had to turn out as light infantry to support the warriors.Aliens had no rights.

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