Definitions

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  • See Sparta.

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  • proper n. another name of Sparta

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Λακεδαίμων (Lakedaimōn).

Examples

  • 591 C. [11] See Pater, "Plato and Platonism," "Lacedaemon," p. 196 foll.

    The Economist

  • Then the goddess [Aphrodite] spoke to her [Helen] in the likeness of an old woman, a wool-comber who used to card wool for her when she lived in Lacedaemon… “Come here!”

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Anon there came to Lacedaemon from Phrygia's folk the man who, legend says, adjudged the goddesses 'dispute; in robes of gorgeous hue, ablaze with gold, in true barbaric pomp; and he, finding Menelaus gone from home, carried Helen off with him to his steading on Ida, a willing paramour.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Is there any land of the same name as Lacedaemon or Troy?

    Helen

  • Trojan dames made subject to Achaea's spear, on the day that there came to their plains one who sped with foreign oar across the dashing billows, bringing to Priam's race from Lacedaemon thee his hapless bride,

    Helen

  • Lacedaemon into six morae, Thebes and Argos into lochi.

    Hiero

  • That other leading city of Greece, Lacedaemon, considering that

    Areopagitica

  • But within about two months of his departure the Thasians began to fortify their city; they did not want to have an aristocracy dependent on Athens when they were daily expecting to obtain their liberty from Lacedaemon.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Tisamenus, whom they appointed their envoy, to Lacedaemon.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Dorians, who were the mother state of Lacedaemon, joined in the embassy and also requested help, for they too were suffering from the Oetaeans.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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