a celebrated city of Greece, between whose inhabitants and the Jews a relationship was believed to subsist. Between the two nations a correspondence ensued.--Whitney. The act of the Jews and Spartans, 2 Macc. 5:9 is an ethnological error, which it is difficult to trace to its origin.

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Sparta,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.