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(Ἀγησίλαος; Agēsílaos).

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[1] I, legendary Spartan king (c. 900 BC)

A. I, legendary Spartan king, Agiad, considered the son of Doryssus and father of Archelaus (Hdt. 7,204), ‘ruled’ according to Alexandrian chronographers 929/28-886/85 BC, for a shorter time according to Pausanias (3,2,4).

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[2] II, Spartan king, Eurypontid (400-359 BC)


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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Agesilaus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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