”6768 Laconia is subject to earthquakes, and in fact some writers record that certain peaks of Taÿgetus have been broken away. And there are quarries of very costly marble—the old quarries of Taenarian marble on Taenarum; and recently some men have opened a large quarry in Taÿgetus, being supported in their undertaking by the extravagance of the Romans. 
Homer makes it clear that both the country and the city are called by the same name, Lacedaemon (and when I say "country" I include Messenia with Laconia). …
Homer means the country of which Messenia was a part.
Strabo lived circa AD 64-AD 24
List the resources of Laconia described by Euripides that Strabo cites.
What problems were associated with cultivating the land of Sparta?
What advantages did Messenia have in comparison to Laconia?
Identify (by colour coding or copying out the quote) the part of this passage that tells us that Messenia belongs to Sparta.
List the ancient authors whom Strabo cites in this passage.