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Laconicus (Greek: Λακωνικός; reigned in 192 BC) was the last known king of Sparta. Laconicus was appointed as a king after the murder of Nabis. He was a boy, possibly of royal descent, who had been raised with Nabis' own sons.[1] After the Achaean general Philopoemen captured the city in 192 BC Sparta was forced to join the Achaean League and the position of king was abolished.[2] After Laconicus was deposed his fate is unknown.

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  1. ^ Livy [1] Book 35.36
  2. ^ Cartledge, Paul; Spawforth, Antony (2001). Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (2 ed.). Oxford: Routledge. p. 71. ISBN 0-415-26277-1.