an ancient city in S Greece: the capital of Laconia and the chief city of the Peloponnesus, at one time the dominant city of Greece: famous for strict discipline and training of soldiers.
- Also called Lacedaemon.
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How to use Sparta in a sentence
Argiroplos had immigrated from Sparta, Greece, to Keyser, about 140 miles west of Washington, in 1911.After World War I, U.S. families were asked if they wanted their dead brought home. Forty thousand said yes. | Michael Ruane | May 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The Sparta nursing home had once benefitted from the Medicaid loophole thanks to the Pulaski County deal.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million. | by Max Blau for Georgia Health News | September 22, 2020 | ProPublica
Therefore, we can at least infer that the people of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes did not have a rigorous eugenics program like Sparta.
They are the Sparta of world soccer: A small nation, punching above its weight, taking no prisoners, and never saying sorry.Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s Notorious Soccer Vampire, Strikes Again—Biting Italian in World Cup Win | Tunku Varadarajan | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It probably comes as a surprise to many, but the army may have more in common with Norway than Sparta.
Poland and Ireland were Sparta and Spartacus compared to these villains.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy | Michael Weiss | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sparta itself is a very present and powerful idea among Marines.A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’ | Jane Ciabattari | June 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
William Terrell, an accomplished and useful citizen of Georgia, died at Sparta in that state.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Sparta became the capital of the whole country, while the former capitals became country towns.
Athens and Sparta were already in that mood toward each other which rendered the disaster of the Peloponnesian war inevitable.
At length, in 431, the long foreseen and inevitable Peloponnesian war broke out between Athens and Sparta.
Arrival of Q. Caecilius and his disapprobation of the measures taken in regard to Sparta.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
British Dictionary definitions for Sparta
an ancient Greek city in the S Peloponnese, famous for the discipline and military prowess of its citizens and for their austere way of life
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Cultural definitions for Sparta
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