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 House of Sparta
Sparta or Lacedaemon was the capital of a south eastern region of the Peloponnese, called Laconia.
Lacedaemon (Lacedaimon) was the son of Zeus and Taygete, daughter of Atlas and Pleione.
Amyclas was the son of Lacedaemon and Sparta.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/sparta.html   (3660 words)

  
 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Lacedaemon, on the other hand, found the event of the war to falsify her notion that a few years would suffice for the overthrow of the power of the Athenians by the devastation of their land.
Pillars shall be erected at Olympia, Pythia, the Isthmus, at Athens in the Acropolis, and at Lacedaemon in the temple at Amyclae.
For at this time Lacedaemon had sunk very low in public estimation because of her disasters, while the Argives were in a most flourishing condition, having taken no part in the Attic war, but having on the contrary profited largely by their neutrality.
classics.mit.edu /Thucydides/pelopwar.5.fifth.html   (6975 words)

  
 Lacedaemon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Lacedaemon was a son of Zeus by Taygete, and was married to Sparta the daughter of Eurotas, by whom he became the father of Amyclas, Eurydice, and Asine.
He was king of the country which he called after his own name, Lacedaemon, while he gave to his capital the name of his wife, Sparta.
He was believed to have built the sanctuary of the Charites, which stood between Sparta and Amyclae, and to have given to those divinities the names of Cleta and Phaenna.
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 Sparta, Greek Mythology Link.
Eurotas had a daughter Sparta, who married Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Taygete, after whom the Lacedaemonians are called.
When Pylos was taken, Heracles 1 marched against Lacedaemon, because the Lacedaemonians had supported the Pylians in their war against Heracles 1, and also because he wished to punish the sons of Hippocoon 2 for the death of Oeonus.
In order to invade Lacedaemon, Heracles 1 requested and obtained military assistance from King Cepheus 2 of Tegea (in Arcadia), who at the beginning was reluctant to go to war, as he feared the Argives could march against his city.
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For I suppose if Lacedaemon were to become desolate, and the temples and the foundations of the public buildings were left, that as time went on there would be a strong disposition with posterity to refuse to accept her fame as a true exponent of her power.
The policy of Lacedaemon was not to exact tribute from her allies, but merely to secure their subservience to her interests by establishing oligarchies among them; Athens, on the contrary, had by degrees deprived hers of their ships, and imposed instead contributions in money on all except Chios and Lesbos.
On his arrival at Lacedaemon, he was censured for his private acts of oppression, but was acquitted on the heaviest counts and pronounced not guilty; it must be known that the charge of Medism formed one of the principal, and to all appearance one of the best founded, articles against him.
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 Encyclopedia: Lacedaemon
Lacedaemon, or Lakedaimon, in historical times, was an alternative name of Laconia
Lacedaemon, or Lakedaimon, was also the mythical founder of Sparta This page is about the ancient and modern Greek city of Sparta.
Never yet was I so passionately enamoured of you as at this moment--not even when I first carried you off from Lacedaemon and sailed away with you--not even when I had converse with you upon the couch of love in the island of Cranae was I so enthralled by desire of you as now.
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 Macaulay on Democratic Government: Democracy
The infantry of Athens was certainly not equal to that of Lacedaemon; but this seems to have been caused merely by want of practice; the attention of the Athenians was diverted from the discipline of the phalanx to that of the trireme.
At Athens the purses of the rich were laid under regular contribution for the support of the poor; and this, rightly considered, was as much a favor to the givers as to the receivers, since no other measures could possibly have saved their houses from pillage and their persons from violence.
Lacedaemon, cursed with a system of slavery more odious than has ever existed in any other country, avoided this evil by almost totally annihilating private property.
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 Early History of Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In ancient Greek tradition, Sparta was founded by Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and Taygete, a daughter of Atlas and one of the Pleiades; it was named after Lacedaemon's wife, who was the daughter of the River Eurotas.
The walls of Mycenae and Tiryns were constructed by the mythical giants known as Cyclopes, and the term cyclopaean is still used to designate a style of masonry characterized by the use of massive boulders.
Perseus was the great-grandson of Sparta and Lacedaemon and a son of Zeus.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /thucydides_lecture/sixty_a.htm   (203 words)

  
 Geographia: Peloponnesus
It wasn't until three generations later that Lacedaemon married Sparta, daughter of Eurotas son of Myles.
Lacedaemon was the son of Zeus and Taygete, who was daughter of Atlas and Pleione.
Sparta was founded by Lacedaemon and named after his wife, Sparta.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/peloponnesus.html   (3547 words)

  
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Appearing at Lacedaemon as the accuser of Tissaphernes,[9] he had carried his case, not only by the testimony of Astyochus, but by the obvious sincerity of his statements, and on the strength of this reputation he now betook himself to Pharnabazus.
In this quarter he reduced various places which had revolted to Lacedaemon, including the island of Thasos, which was in a bad plight, the result of wars, revolutions, and famine.
They must now, in their turn, suffer what they had themselves inflincted upon others; not in retaliation, indeed, for ills received, but out of sheer insolence, overriding the citizens of petty states, and for no better reason than that these were allies of the very men now at their gates.
courses.ed.asu.edu /gonzalez/APHB/ETexts/Xenophon/Hellenica.txt   (18812 words)

  
 Hellenica - Chapter II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The men of Phlius now flatly refused to follow Lacedaemon anywhere; the Lacedaemonians, alone of all men living, must not be admitted within their gates." After listening to their story, the ephors agreed that the matter demanded attention.
B.C. "Men of Lacedaemon and of the allied states," he said, "are you aware of a silent but portentous growth within the bosom of Hellas?[14] Few here need to be told that for size and importance Olynthus now stands at the head of the Thracian cities.
Now, for our parts, men of Lacedaemon, we desire nothing better than to abide by our ancestral laws and institutions, to be free and independent citizens; but if aid from without is going to fail us, we too must follow the rest and coalesce with the Olynthians.
worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/historical/Hellenica/chap27.html   (3439 words)

  
 Helen
Since she was not yet old enough to be married, he sent her to Aphidnae and left her in the care of his mother, Aethra.
Her mother's husband, King Tyndareos of Lacedaemon, was concerned about the trouble that might be caused by the disappointed suitors.
As a result, the Greek leaders mustered the greatest army of the time, placed it under the command of Agamemnon, and set off to wage what became known as the Trojan War.
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/helen.html   (407 words)

  
 Messenia, Greek Mythology Link.
Polycaon 1 married the ambitious woman Messene, daughter of King Triopas 1 of Argos, and after her the whole territory was named.
But Messene, not wishing to be the wife of an anonymous man, collected an armed force from both Argos and Lacedaemon, and the newly married couple invaded with an army the territory of Messenia, and named it after the daughter of the Argive king.
This man is sometimes called son of Cynortes (son of Amyclas 1, son of Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Taygete).
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 Menelaus
He was married to Helen, and became the ruler of Helen's homeland, Lacedaemon; the couple had a daughter, Hermione.
Helen's abduction by Paris, the son of King Priam of Troy, was the cause of the Trojan War.
He described the sacrifices necessary to appease the gods and gain safe passage across the sea, as well as revealing that the gods would transport Menelaus to Elysium at the end of his mortal life.
www.pantheon.org /articles/m/menelaus.html   (261 words)

  
 Hellenica - BOOK VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was a man of high repute throughout the whole of Thessaly, while in his native city he was regarded as so true a gentleman that the faction-ridden Pharsalians were content to entrust the citadel to his keeping, and to allow their revenues to pass through his hands.
"Men of Lacedaemon, it is in my capacity as 'proxenos' and 'benefactor' (titles borne by my ancestry from time immemorial) that I claim, or rather am bound, in case of any difficulty to come to you, and, in case of any complication dangerous to your interests in Thessaly, to give you warning.
In answer I told him that what he urged was well worth weighing, but that we, the friends of Lacedaemon, should so, without a quarrel, desert her and rush into the arms of her opponents, seemed to me sheer madness.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/historical/Hellenica/chap30.html   (1841 words)

  
 On-line Library - presented by the maker of Print Screen Capture software , Rapid Application Development, Session ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Those ancient Pelopid princes, from whom the hereditary kings of historic Lacedaemon, come back from exile into their old home, claim to be descended, had had their palaces, with a certain Homeric, Asiatic splendour, of wrought metal and the like; considerable relics of which still remained, but as public or sacred property now.
Austere, self-denying Lacedaemon had in fact one of the largest theatres in Greece, in part scooped out boldly on the hill-side, built partly of enormous blocks of stone, the foundations of which may still be seen.
They could be cured only by a counter-assertion of the centripetal Dorian ideal, as actually seen best at Lacedaemon; by the way of simplification, of a rigorous limitation of all things, of art and life, of the souls, aye, and of the very bodies of men, as being the integral factors of all beside.
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 * * * History - English * * *
Geraki is a village of the district of Lacedaemon in the prefecture of Laconia with about 1.400 inhabitants and is located 39 km.
The inhabitants of the Geronthrae and Pharis were expelled from their homes to other places in Laconia occupied by Achaeans and the Dorians brought in people from their own racial group.
In 1460 however, the district of Lacedaemon, (with the exception of Monemvasia), including Geraki passed to the hands of the Turks, whose leader, Mohammed the Conqueror came to Mystras.
users.hol.gr /~geraki/historye.htm   (2559 words)

  
 PAUSANIAS, on Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Having no male issue he left the kingdom to Lacedaemon, whose mother was Taygete, after whom the mountain was named, while according to report his father was none other than Zeus.
Lacedaemon was wedded to Sparta, a daughter of Eurotas.
In Lacedaemon, as the sons of Aristodemus were twins, there arose two royal houses; for they say that the Pythian Priestess approved.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/pausan.html   (272 words)

  
 Sparta - Crystalinks
Tradition relates that Sparta was founded by Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and Taygete, who called the city after his wife, the daughter of Eurotas.
In 1834, after the War of Independence had resulted in the liberation of Greece, the modern town of Sparta was built on part of the ancient site from the designs of Baron Jochmus, and Mistra decayed until now it is in ruins and almost deserted.
Sparta is the capital of the prefecture (nomos) of Lacedaemon.
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But they are in Lacedaemon, and he appears to be the prince of them all; the manner of life, however, which he describes is not Spartan, but rather Ionian, and he seems quite to confirm what you are saying, when he traces up the ancient state of mankind by the help of tradition to barbarism.
For we have reached the settlement of Lacedaemon; which, as you truly say, is in laws and in institutions the sister of Crete.
Let us place ourselves in thought at the moment when Lacedaemon and Argos and Messene and the rest of the Peloponnesus were all in complete subjection, Megillus, to your ancestors; for afterwards, as the legend informs us, they divided their army into three portions, and settled three cities, Argos, Messene, Lacedaemon.
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 SHADOWPLAY WEBZINE: On the Charge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
They are both agrarian societies native to Lacedaemon, and their outlook on life is more in tune with the sentiments of the charge, especially the concept of the charge symbolizing a kind of freedom not bound by the constraints of existing society.
So perhaps the line should be the youth of Lacedaemon in Peloponnesia, which is the region of Greece that Lacedaemon lies in.
If you read 'Lacedaemon in Sparta' as a single location, it does sound dippy, but the sentence is probably meant to be read as a poetic inversion of 'In Sparta, the youth of Lacedaemon made due (and rather grisly) sacrifice'.
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 History of Ancient Sparta
It is said to have been founded by Lacedaemon, the son of Zeus and Taygete, who married Sparta, the daughter of Eurotas.
Parnon, had as king Menelaos, the younger brother of Agamemnon and husband of Helen, which was abducted by Paris to Troy and thus starting the long and painful famous war.
In 464 BC, during the night, a powerful earthquake shook Sparta and the rest of Lacedaemon.
www.sikyon.com /Sparta/history_eg.html   (10532 words)

  
 Hellenica - BOOK VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For, in the first place, you have a geographical position pre-eminently adapted for naval supremacy; most of the states to whom the sea is important are massed round your own, and all of these are inferior to you in strength.
Up to this time the Thebans and all the states which had revolted from Lacedaemon had acted together in perfect harmony, and were content to campaign under the leadership of Thebes; but now a certain Lycomedes,[20] a Mantinean, broke the spell.
As the party thus reinstated no longer steered a middle course, but went heart and soul into an alliance with Lacedaemon, the Arcadians found themselves between the upper and the nether millstone--that is to say, the Lacedaemonians and the Achaeans.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/historical/Hellenica/chap35.html   (4250 words)

  
 Sparta Revisited - Economy
They were restricted only with regard to foreign and military policy, being subject of the government of the entire territory or city-state, Lacedaemon, which was run by Spartans.
Because the Spartan citizens were themselves prohibited by their laws from engaging in any profession except that of arms, the Perioikoi were the professionals, merchants and craftsmen of Lacedaemon.
The revolts resulted from the extension of Lacedaemon beyond the Eurotas Valley into neighboring Messenia.
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 Xenophon Hellenica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After this Theramenes was chosen ambassador to Lacedaemon with1 full power, being at the head of an embassy of ten.
For, as it is customary for two of the ephors to be with a king on a campaign, so in this instance Naucleidas and one other were present, and both of them held to the policy of Pausanias rather than to that of Lysander.
For this reason they eagerly sent to Lacedaemon both the envoys from Piraeus, having the proposals for peace with the Lacedaemonians, and the envoys from the city party as private individuals, namely, Cephisophon and Meletus.
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 Thucydides-Passages
Accompanied by envoys from the Chalcidian cities, he himself went direct to Lacedaemon, intending to defend himself in case Ischagoras and his colleagues should accuse him of insubordination; he also wanted to know whether the treaty could still be reconsidered.
On his arrival he found that it was positively concluded, and he himself was sent back to Thrace by the Lacedaemonians, who commanded him to give up Amphipolis, or, if he could not, at any rate to withdraw all the Peloponnesian forces from the place.
Both parties shall erect pillars, one in Lacedaemon at the temple of Apollo in Amyclae, another at Athens in the Acropolis at the temple of Athenè.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/thucydides/thucydides-passages.php?pleaseget=5.21-25   (850 words)

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