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.
- ^ Totius latinitatis lexicon: C-E (1861) by Egidio Forcellini, Vincenzo de Vit and Giuseppe Furlanetto
- ^ Plutarch’s Morals, Volume 1
- ^ Herodotus 1.65.
- ^ Ancient History: A Revised Chronology, Volume 1 by Anthony Lyle
- ^ Herodotus 7.204, "(Leonides) Anaxandrides' son, Leon’s son, Eurycratides’ son, Anaxandrus’ son, Eurycrates’ son".