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Spartan1

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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adjective

  • Relating to Sparta in ancient Greece.
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    • My jaw literally dropped as the girl started picking out books about ancient Spartan history - senior school work.
    • With the collapse of Spartan hegemony in 371, the fragmentation of Greece was such that it became harder to find allies than to hire troops.
    • Those two aspects of Spartan culture and society by themselves make Sparta worthy of our continued study, but they far from exhaust Sparta's fascination.

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  • A citizen of Sparta.
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    • The Spartans were the Dorian inhabitants of a Greek city-state in the Peloponnese that for many centuries was one of the greatest of Greek powers.
    • The Spartans finally won through Lysander's abilities as a general and his friendship with Cyrus, the son of the Persian King, who financed the Spartan navy more regularly and fully than it had been.
    • At the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War the Spartans slew any trader they caught sailing around their coast line, irrespective of their ethnicity.

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There are 3 definitions of Spartan in English:

Spartan2

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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noun

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spartan

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːt(ə)n
 
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adjective

Derivatives

spartanly

adverb

Origin

mid 17th century: from Spartan1, because the inhabitants of Sparta were traditionally held to be indifferent to comfort or luxury.

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