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Lăcō^ or Lăcon , ōnis, m., = Λάκων,
I.a Laconian, Lacedæmonian, Spartan: “flumen et regnata petam Laconi rura Phalanto,Hor. C. 2, 6, 11: “Laconis illud dictum,Cic. Tusc. 5, 14, 40; cf.: “Laconis illa vox,id. ib. 1, 46, 111: “a quo cum Laco pecuniam numeratum accepisset,” i. e. Agesilaüs, Nep. Tim. 1, 12.—Also of the Spartan dogs, which (like the Newfoundland dogs with us) were famed for their strength and vigilance: “Molossus, aut fulvus Lacon, Amica vis pastoribus,Hor. Epod. 6, 5; Ov. M. 3, 219; Sil. 3, 2, 95.—Plur.: Lăcōnes , um, m., the Laconians, Lacedæmonians, Spartans: consiliis nostris laus est attonsa Laconum, Poët. ap. Cic. Tusc. 5, 17, 49; Prop. 3, 14 (4, 13), 33.—Also of Castor and Pollux, the sons of the Spartan, Leda: “Ledaei Lacones,Mart. 1, 37, 2; 9, 4, 11: “sidus Laconum,id. Spect. 26: “quod ei notus amor provexit in castra Laconas,Claud. Idyll. 7, 37.—Comically, of parasites, for their endurance of humiliations: “nil morantur jam Lacones imi supselli viros, plagipatidas,Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 11.—
II. Hence,
A. Lăcōnĭa , ae, f., a country of the Peloponnesus, of which Sparta, or Lacedæmon, was the capital city, Plin. 6, 34, 39, § 214 (al. Laconicam); 17, 18, 30, § 133; called also Lăcōnĭca , ae, f., = Λακωνικη, Vell. 1, 3, 1; Plin. 25, 8, 53, § 94 al.; and Lăcōnĭ- , ēs, f., Nep. Tim. 2, 1; Mel. 2, 3, 4.—
B. Lăcōnĭcus , a, um, adj., = Λακωνικός, of or belonging to Laconia, Laconian, Lacedæmonian: “sinus,Mel. 2, 3, 8: “classis,id. 2, 2, 7: clavem mi harunc aedium Laconicam jam jube efferri intus; hasce ego aedis occludam hanc foris, a key made with peculiar skill, one which fastened a lock trom without (whereas others closed it only from within), Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 57; cf. “Guhl & Koner, Life of Greeks and Romans, p. 465: purpurae,Hor. C. 2, 18, 7: “canes,Plin. 10, 63, 83, § 177: “brevitas,Symm. Ep. 1, 8.—Subst.: Lăcōnĭcum , i, n. (sc. balnium), a sweating-room, a sweating-bath, first used by the Lacedæmonians, Vitr. 5, 10 fin.; Cic. Att. 4, 10, 2; Cels. 2, 17; Col. 1 praef. § 16.—
C. -cōnis , ĭdis, f. adj., = Λακωνίς, Laconian, Lacedæmonian: “matre Laconide nati,Ov. M. 3, 223.—Absol. for Laconia, Mel. 2, 3, 4.
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