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Lycurgus

[lahy-kur-guh s]
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noun
  1. flourished 9th century b.c., Spartan lawgiver.
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Historical Examples

  • The following too may well excite our admiration for Lycurgus.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians

    Xenophon

  • In memory of this accident, Lycurgus built a temple to Minerva.

  • Lycurgus did not, however, rely entirely on this disposition.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • The officers took it, accordingly, and brought it at once to Lycurgus.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • A law to him would be a paragraph of the legislation of Solon, Lycurgus or Charondas.


British Dictionary definitions for lycurgus

Lycurgus

noun
  1. 9th century bc, Spartan lawgiver. He is traditionally regarded as the founder of the Spartan constitution, military institutions, and educational system
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