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Lacedaemon

[las-i-dee-muh n] /ˌlæs ɪˈdi mən/
noun
1.
2.
Classical Mythology. the son of Zeus and Taÿgete and the founder of the city of Sparta.
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  • For ourselves, men of Lacedaemon and of the allied states, our task is completed.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • And in Lacedaemon and Crete not only men but also women have a pride in their high cultivation.

    Protagoras Plato
  • That done, you may rest assured Thebes will be completely under the thumb of Lacedaemon and of us, your friends.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • On the death of Agis, king of Lacedaemon, there were rival claimants to the throne.

    Agesilaus Xenophon
  • Now these Phliasians were friends of Lacedaemon while at the zenith of her power.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Soldiers, let Lacedaemon, our own mother-city, be to you an example.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • So it seems to have been well said that in Lacedaemon, the free man was more free, and the slave more a slave than anywhere else.

  • In this mood they sent an embassy to Lacedaemon and concluded peace.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Lacedaemon consequently continued to be dominant in Greece till other states began to employ regular troops.

  • What was the Lacedaemonian phalanx in the best days of Lacedaemon?

British Dictionary definitions for Lacedaemon

Lacedaemon

/ˌlæsɪˈdiːmən/
noun
1.
another name for Sparta, Laconia
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