Theopompus of Sparta
Sparta was a dyarchy, having two kings at the same time, an Agiad and a Eurypontid. Theopompus was the son and successor to the Eurypontid king Nicander.
- To our king beloved of the gods, Theopompus, through whom we took Messene with wide dancing-grounds.
Pausanias reports that Theopompus was succeeded by his grandson Zeuxidamas or great-grandson Anaxidamus, Theopompus' son Archidamus having predeceased him,2 though there is some evidence that his successor was Anaxandridas I, father of Zeuxidamus.
- Pausanias, tr. W.H.S. Jones and H.A. Ormerod (1918) Description of Greece. Robert Hale Ltd., London, Book 4, VI, 5.
- Pausanias, tr. W.H.S. Jones and H.A. Ormerod (1918) Description of Greece. Robert Hale Ltd., London, Book 3, VII, 5-6.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece
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