previous next
[2] Agis was of the Eurypontid royal house, a son of Eudamidas, and the sixth in descent from the AgesilaĆ¼s who crossed into Asia and became the most powerful Greek of his time. For AgesilaĆ¼s had a son Archidamus, who was slain by the Messapians at Mandurium in Italy1; Archidamus had an elder son Agis, and a younger son Eudamidas, who, after Agis was slain by Antipater at Megalopolis2 leaving no issue, became king; Eudamidas was succeeded by Archidamus, Archidamus by another Eudamidas, and Eudamidas by Agis,3 the subject of this Life.

1 In 338 B.C.

2 In 330 B.C.

3 In 224 B.C.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (Bernadotte Perrin, 1921)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: