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Leotychidas
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(Λεωτυχίδας; Leōtychídas).

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[1] Eurypontid

Eurypontid (Hdt. 8,131; Eurypontidae), considered to be the ancestor of L. [2].

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[2] King of Sparta, 5th cent. BC

Eurypontid; became king in Sparta after Damaratus was deposed; in 491 BC, he participated in the actions of Cleomenes [3] I in Aegina (Hdt. 6,73), and for that reason was almost delivered up to the Aeginetans (Hdt. 6,85f.). In 479, L. commanded the…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Leotychidas”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e701670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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