Eurycratides

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King Eurycratides of Sparta
Reign 615–590 BC
Issue King Leon of Sparta
Father King Anaxander of Sparta
Mother Consort of Anaxander

Eurycratides (Ancient Greek: Εὐρυκρατίδης, "wide ruler") was the thirteenth king of Sparta from the Agiad dynasty.1 He succeeded his father Anaxander2 around 615 BC and reigned during a devastating period of war with Tegea.34

In 590 BC Eurycratides was succeeded by his son Leon ("lion").5 His grandson was King Anaxandridas II.

References

  1. ^ Totius latinitatis lexicon: C-E (1861) by Egidio Forcellini, Vincenzo de Vit and Giuseppe Furlanetto
  2. ^ Plutarch’s Morals, Volume 1
  3. ^ Herodotus 1.65.
  4. ^ Ancient History: A Revised Chronology, Volume 1 by Anthony Lyle
  5. ^ Herodotus 7.204, "(Leonides) Anaxandrides' son, Leon’s son, Eurycratides’ son, Anaxandrus’ son, Eurycrates’ son".
Preceded by
Anaxander
Agiad King of Sparta
615–590 BC
Succeeded by
Leon







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