Laconia

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an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus

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With "laconic elan"--terseness of the physically-inclined Laconians (Spartans) (Thompson, 1995:759)--and vivacity, dash or explosiveness of a kin with the French root elancer which means to launch (Thompson, 1995:434), the swimmer answers in double irony: "Landmine" (Livingstone, 1991:21).
Simonides was talking about those who had fallen in battle, victims of the powerful Lakedaimonians, also called Laconians, or Spartans, who had prevailed in the struggle for Peloponnesian supremacy, and had imposed their harsh rule on the vanquished.