an ancient country in the S part of Greece. Capital: Sparta.
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Laconia (ləˈkəʊnɪə)
an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia

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nomos (department) and historic region in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese, southern Greece. The present department of Laconia corresponds closely to the ancient province, which was bounded by Arcadia and Argolis on the north and Messenia in the west. Sparta, capital of the modern department, was once the capital of the ancient province

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Finally, some authors place responsibility for the uprising with the helots of laconia.
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