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Pry'tanis

*Pru/tanis).

1. A king of Sparta, of the Proclid line, who, according to Pausanias, was the son of Eurypon, and fourth king of that race. The same author ascribes to his reign the commencement of the wars between Sparta and Argos. Diodorus allots a period of forty-nine years to his reign, but omits all notice of the two kings between him and Procles. It is needless to remark, that the chronology, and even the genealogy, of the kings of Sparta before Lycurgus, is probably apocryphal. (Paus. 3.7.2; Diod. apud Euseb. Arm. p. 150.)

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