AarccovtK), the ancient name of the southeastern district of the Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital.
Beule, "L'Art a Sparte," in Etudes sur le Peloponnese (Paris, 1855).
district of the Peloponnese, bounded on the E.
Apart from Thessaly, it included all Greece outside the Peloponnese.
The maritime allies naturally had no desire to be involved in the quarrels of Sicily, Thessaly and the Peloponnese.