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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.
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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
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La•co•ni•a(ləˈkoʊ ni ə)
an ancient country in the SE Peloponnesus, in S Greece. Cap.: Sparta.
La•co′ni•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Laconia - 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
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