Sparta definition by Webster's New World
Sparta definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Sparta - Cultural Definition
An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens (see also Athens). Sparta was known for its militaristic government and for its educational system designed to train children to be devoted citizens and brave soldiers. Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
- The term Spartan is used to describe conditions that are low on luxury and designed to produce discipline.