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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.