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History (7)

Battles

Fights of the Messenians

MESSINI (Ancient city) ITHOMI
(Paus. 4,29,1-12).

At this time, it may be explained, the Lacedaemonians had finally overcome both the Helots and Messenians, with whom they had been at war over a long period, and the Messenians they had allowed to depart from Ithome under a truce, as we have said, but of the Helots they had punished those who were responsible for the revolt and had enslaved the rest.

Catastrophes of the place

By the Lacedaemonians

...and Messene was destroyed by the Lacedaemonians but restored by the Thebans and afterward by Philip the son of Amyntas. The citadels, however, remained uninhabited.

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Ithome

ITHOMI (Mountain) MESSINIA
  Mountain of southwestern Peloponnese, north of Messene.
  This mountain served as a refuge to Helots in rebellion against Sparta in 464. When, about a century later, Epaminondas, the Theban general, after his victory over Sparta at Leuctra (371) freed the Messenian Helots of Sparta's dominion, it is at the foot of Mount Ithome that they built their capital city, Messene.

Bernard Suzanne (page last updated 1998), ed.
This text is cited July 2003 from the Plato and his dialogues URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks.


Messene

MESSINI (Ancient city) ITHOMI
  City of southwestern Peloponnese, west of Sparta, in the district of Messenia. Messenia had been conquered by Sparta during the VIIIth century B. C., and most of its population had become slaves of Sparta, under the name “Helots”, so that an earlier city by the name of Messene no longer existed.
  Some fleeing Messenian eventually ended up in Sicily, where they took over the city of Zancle and rebaptized it Messina in memory of their former city.
  After Epaminondas, the Theban general, following his victory over Sparta at Leuctra (371), freed the Messenian Helots of Sparta's dominion, they rebuilt Messene at the foot of Mount Ithome.

Bernard Suzanne (page last updated 1998), ed.
This text is cited July 2003 from the Plato and his dialogues URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks.


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Remarkable selections

The sheet of metal of Aristomenes

ITHOMI (Acropolis) MESSINIA
Epiteles, the Argean general, found the famous sheet of metal of Aristomenes near Ithome, after having a vision of Kaukon, the mythical hero. This sheet of metal with a ritual of the gods and Epiteles, who acted under Epaminon’s order, revived Messenia that the Spartans had subjugated after the Third Messenian War.

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