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Euclidas
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(Εὐκλείδας; Eukleídas; Paus. 2,9,1; 3: Epicleidas).

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[1] Spartan king about 227-222 BC

Spartan king c. 227-222 BC, son of Leonidas II, Agiad. His brother Cleomenes III elevated him as king after the murder of the Eurypontid Archidamus III to formally preserve the double monarchy. Tradition attributes the Spartan catastrophe against Antigonus [3] Doson (222) at Sellasia to his tactical incompetence. E. was killed i…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Mlasowsky, Alexander (Hannover), “Euclidas”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e404700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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