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Pleistarchus
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(Πλείσταρχος/Pleístarchos).

[German version]

[1] King of Sparta (5th cent. BC)

King of Sparta, of the house of the Agiads; still not of age at the death of his father Leonidas [1], fallen at Thermopylae in 480 BC; P.' cousin Pausanias [1], who commanded the Greek forces at Plataeae in 479 BC, thus became regent (Hdt. 9,10,2; Thuc. 1,132,1; Paus. 3,4,9; Plut. Mor. 231c). Once of age, P. exercised the role of king for only a few year…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Hülden, Oliver (Tübingen), “Pleistarchus”, 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 02 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e927900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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