American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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 B.C.
- n. A region (formerly Lacedemonia or Lacaedaemonia) in the southern Peloponnese which has had Sparta as its capital for over 3,000 years.
- n. an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
“Dorian Sparta restricted citizenship to the point that it ended as an insignificant village in Laconia, while Ionian Athens was open from the start to all refugees, which were assigned to a local tribe, and soon it became a powerful metropolis and intellectual center.”
“The terrorism which is being unleashed against the common folk, especially in Laconia, forced me to flee to the mountains as the only means of defending myself.”
“One example of such outrage was over this comment from John Edwards: Edwards, speaking at a press availability in Laconia, New Hampshire, offered little sympathy and pounced on the opportunity to bring into question Clinton's ability to endure the stresses of the presidency.”
“But he was always there for my brother and me and picked us up every summer to go to my grandmothers in Laconia, Indiana.”
“(Oranges, I think, will be dear this year since so many acres of them burned in Laconia.)”
“A company called the Laconia Company was formed in England in 1629, and the next year it sent a vessel to the mouth of the Piscataqua River, bearing a colony of settlers and a governor.”
“Lacedaemon Southern Greek region later also known as Laconia, kingdom of Menelaus and Helen.”
“The lower part of the Greek peninsula, known as Laconia, was settled by the Dorian branch of the Greek family, a practical, forceful, but a wholly unimaginative people.”
“I went back to Meredith Bridge-I believe it is now called Laconia-and had another day's fishing with my friends.”
“This is that "Great Lake," which the English, hearing some rumor of from the French, long after, locate in an "Imaginary Province called Laconia, and spent several years about 1630 in the vain attempt to discover.”
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