Laconian


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Laconian

(ləˈkəʊnɪən)
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Laconia, the ancient Greek country of which Sparta was the capital
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants
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Noun1.Laconian - a resident of Laconia
Laconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
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.
One reason for doubt is that the Republic characterises the Laconian as one of the four defective constitutions (544a1-3, c2-3), a city loving honour and victory (545a) rather than wisdom.
Eight papers from the seminar explore elements of the Spartan bestiary in the archaic and classical periods; divinity, royalty, and insecurity in classical Sparta; Sparta and the politics of nudity; Laconian black-figure pottery and Spartan elite consumption; the ghost of the Lakedaimonin state; the portrayal of the Lycurgan piliteia in Ephorus' Histories; how women policed masculine behavior in archaic and classical Sparta; and Sparta and Nazi Germany in mid-20th-century British liberal and left-wing thought.