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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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(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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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
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He had been several years at sea, and had, in the course of those removals to which all midshipmen are liable, and especially such midshipmen as every captain wishes to get rid of, been six months on board Captain Frederick Wentworth's frigate, the Laconia; and from the Laconia he had, under the influence of his captain, written the only two letters which his father and mother had ever received from him during the whole of his absence; that is to say, the only two disinterested letters; all the rest had been mere applications for money.
LRGHealthcare is ending walk-in medical at its Laconia Clinic in July, The Laconia Daily Sun reported.
EdR (NYSE:EDR) disclosed on Thursday that construction on a collegiate housing community near the University of Hawai'i in Honolulu, commenced through a joint venture (JV) with Laconia Development.
Companies reaching Laconia's inflection point have an in-market product, existing primary revenue stream, relatively light future capital requirements, and a valuation that reflects the current asset value rather than a hockey stick projection.
He was the founding member and lead vocalist of Newcastle-based rock band Laconia and during a 10-year period the band toured across the UK and were featured by publications such as Kerrang, Rocksound and Metal Hammer.
RMS Laconia's sinking in World |War II was dramatized on television in 2011 by Liverpool writer Alan Bleasdale.
At an official announcement in the city's historic train station Friday, Mayor Ed Engler said Laconia's experience hosting an annual motorcycle festival that attracts upward of 100,000 people has given officials a good handle on security and public safety for the pumpkin festival.
As part of road safety charity BRAKE's road safety week motor patrol officers are rolling out Operation Laconia across the force area.
The latter was joined by New York Angels and Laconia Ventures as well as individual strategic investors.
Release date- 02112011 - Perth based exploration company Laconia Resources Limited (ASX: LCR) is pleased to announce high grade silver results from its recently completed drill program at the 701 Mile base metals project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
This past year, Hubert Laconia of Sterling, an 87 year-old grandfather of four and WWII veteran, celebrated the holidays under a new roof as the recipient of DryHome's annual Free Roof for the Holidays program.