Laconia[lə kō′nē ə]
- ancient country on the SE coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece: dominated by the city of Sparta
- department of modern Greece in the same general areaalso sp. Lakonia
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- Laconian adjective, noun
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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.