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  • noun Plural form of Laconian.


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  • So, it seems that we get the word 'laconic' from the Spartans, or Laconians, of ancient Greece.

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  • To that proposal he shook his head, but he trusted the two Laconians might be induced to go to Seuthes about the pay, adding, “Seuthes, I am sure, will lend a willing ear;” or if they could not go, then he prayed them to send Xenophon with himself, promising to lend the latter all the aid in his power, and finally he begged them not to burn the villages.


  • The cavalry were thus distributed: the Laconians, Thebans, and all the


  • Anaxibius with his Laconians just beginning the descent.


  • Anaxibius to Antandrus, accompanied by his mercenaries and his own bodyguard of Laconians and two hundred Abydenian hoplites.


  • Pergamus, and here Xenophon might well thank God with a warm heart, for the Laconians, the officers, the other generals, and the soldiers as a body united to give him the pick of horses and cattle teams, and the rest; so that he was now in a position himself to do another a good turn.


  • Laconians of the country districts; while at the same time the

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • The non-Spartan Laconians, called Perioikoi, tithed to the Spartans and were drafted into the army but had no vote in the assembly.

    c. Sparta and the Peloponnese

  • Have you no memory left of how, in the days when you wore the tunic of slaves, the Laconians came, spear in hand, and slew a host of Thessalians and partisans of Hippias the tyrant?


  • All is for the best; and now, Laconians, take your wives away home with you, and you, Athenians, yours.



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