a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc.
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
a group of people who leave their native country to form a settlement in a new land subject to, or connected with, the parent nation
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
a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few
government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system
a member of the lowest class in Sparta (Laconia), constituting a body of serfs who were bound to the land and were owned by the state