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Archidamus
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(Ἀρχίδαμος; Archídamos).

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[1] II. Spartan king (ca. 475-427 BC)

II., Spartan king, Eurypontid, grandson and successor of Leotychidas II, who went into exile in Tegea after a failed campaign in Thessaly (476/75 BC?) and died there in 469 (Paus. 3,7,10). It remains uncertain if A. already became king in 476/75 or only in 469.…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Archidamus”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e132330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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