Definition of Laconia
1. Noun. An ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta.
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Member holonyms: Laconian
Definition of Laconia
1. Proper noun. A region (formerly Lacedemonia or Lacaedaemonia) in the southern Peloponnese which has had Sparta as its capital for over 3,000 years. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laconia
Literary usage of Laconia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Laconia has no rivers of importance except the Eurotas and its largest tributary ... Laconia has few good harbours, nor are there any islands lying off its ..."
2. The History of Ancient Greece: Its Colonies and Conquests, from the Earliest by John Gillies (1831)
"The shores of Laconia were washed by the eastern, ... As the countries of Laconia and Messenia were both governed by kings of the family of Hercules, ..."
3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1862)
"The freemen of Laconia assumed the character of Romans, and long adhered to the religion of the Greeks. By the zeal of the emperor Basil, they were baptized ..."
4. A History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1845)
"A long valley, running southward to the sea, and the mountains which border it on three sides, composed the territory of Laconia. It was traversed in its ..."
5. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of by Lewis publishing company, Chicago, Ezra Scollay Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker (1908)
"He received his education in the Laconia public schools and Gilford Academy, and after leaving school devoted part of his time during a period of ten years ..."
6. History of Art in Primitive Greece: Mycenian Art by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1894)
"The Homeric tales represent Laconia as intimately united with Argolis throughout ... Menelaus, reigns over Laconia ; Messenia, as yet unknown by that name, ..."
7. New Hampshire as a Royal Province by William Henry Fry (1908)
"Soon after the grant was issued Mason and Gorges, in order to advance their interests, formed with six merchants of London the so-called Laconia Company. ..."