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Agis
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(Ἆγις; Âgis).

[German version]

[1] I, eponymous hero of the  Agiads

A. I, eponymous hero of the  Agiads, son of Eurysthenes and father of Echestratus, according to another version father of the legendary lawgiver Lycurgus (Hdt. 7,204; Paus. 3,2,1). The institution of the perioikia and of the  Helots by him (Ephorus, FGrH 70 F 117) is historical fiction.

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Agis”, 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 19 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e108120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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