American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city-state of ancient Greece in the southeast Peloponnesus. Settled by Dorian Greeks, it was noted for its militarism and reached the height of its power in the sixth century B.C. A protracted rivalry with Athens led to the Peloponnesian Wars (460-404) and Sparta's hegemony over all of Greece. Its ascendancy was broken by Thebans in 371.
- n. an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC
- From Doric Ancient Greek Σπάρτα (Spártā) (Attic Σπάρτη (Spártē)). (Wiktionary)
“Tara and I just hung out in Sparta, playing some Munchkin and decorating her family's second, much smaller Christmas tree.”
“I also do not want to live in Sparta, transformed into a garrison society due to the need to suppress the helots.”
“The monks of Our Lady of Spring Bank in Sparta, Wisconsin, have decided to post and publish the first large update to the Cistercian Psalter since 1948 – a massive job and one that absolutely requires open source texts.”
“It was right at 100 degrees the days I was in Sparta last year.”
“Tibbs is as resistant to liking anyone in Sparta as they are to liking him.”
“If he fails in Sparta he has nothing left ahead for him.”
“Being born a Helot in Sparta was a crime punishable by death.”
“There is likely to be an overflow crowd at the Hancock Central gym in Sparta, Ga.,”
“The second is being the official representative at a regional meeting next Sunday in Sparta, near Lake Erie, which is also site of one of very few historic Friends Meetinghouses still standing in Canada (this one's from the 1860s).”
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