Laconia

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La·co·ni·a

 (lə-kō′nē-ə)
An ancient region of southern Greece in the southeast Peloponnesus. It was dominated by Sparta until the rise of the second Achaean League in the third and second centuries bc.

Laconia

(ləˈkəʊnɪə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
2. (Placename) an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia

La•co•ni•a

(ləˈkoʊ ni ə)

n.
an ancient country in the SE Peloponnesus, in S Greece. Cap.: Sparta.
La•co′ni•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Laconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern PeloponnesusLaconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Laconian - a resident of Laconia
References in classic literature ?
For this reason the Iliad and the Odyssey each furnish the subject of one tragedy, or, at most, of two; while the Cypria supplies materials for many, and the Little Iliad for eight--the Award of the Arms, the Philoctetes, the Neoptolemus, the Eurypylus, the Mendicant Odysseus, the Laconian Women, the Fall of Ilium, the Departure of the Fleet.
First they passed by Malea, and then along the Laconian coast they came to Taenarum, sea-garlanded town and country of Helios who gladdens men, where the thick- fleeced sheep of the lord Helios feed continually and occupy a glad-some country.
The cape is at the southern end of the Mani, a barren rocky land where hillsides are a maze of high rock walls stacked by ancient Laconians.