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Gymnesii

or Gymnētes (γυμνήσιοι or γυμνῆτες). A class of bond-slaves at Argos, who may be compared with the Helots at Sparta (Steph. Byz. s. v. Χίος; Pollux, iii. 83). Their name shows that they attended their masters on military service in the capacity of light-armed troops, but no particulars are known about them.

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