Definition for sparta (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM LaconiaLa·co·ni·an, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for sparta
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|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|DAILY BEAST
What was the meaning of ancient Sparta to you as you worked on this book?A Troubled Iraq War Vet Returns Home in Roxana Robinson’s ‘Sparta’|Jane Ciabattari|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Athens—as was common with the Greek cities when threatened—did not fail to send to Sparta for aid.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Choose life,—with honor such as Sparta lays On those who serve but her.The Mortal Gods and Other Plays|Olive Tilford Dargan
Or shall we sit lazily in Egypt, enquiring, what news from Sparta?
The ultimatum presented by Sparta on the eve of the war demanded the restoration of autonomy to the subjects of Athens.
But as they could hardly go back to Sparta with this story, they put the matter into the hands of an old friend to carry out.Lords of the World|Alfred John Church
British Dictionary definitions for sparta (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sparta (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for sparta
An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens (see also Athens). Sparta was known for its militaristic government and for its educational system designed to train children to be devoted citizens and brave soldiers. Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War.