Sparta

geographical name
Spar·​ta | \ ˈspär-tə How to pronounce Sparta (audio) \
variants: or Lacedaemon \ ˌla-​sə-​ˈdē-​mən How to pronounce Lacedaemon (audio) \

Definition of Sparta

ancient city in the Peloponnese, southern Greece

Note: Sparta was the capital of Laconia.

see also spartan entry 1

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