Teleclus

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Teleclus or Teleklos (Greek: Τήλεκλος) was a king of Sparta during the eighth century BC. He was the son of King Archelaus and grandson of King Agesilaus I.

Pausanias reports that Teleclus' reign saw the conquest of Amyclae, Pharis and Geranthrae, towns of the Perioeci or "dwellers round about".[1]

Teleclus was killed during a skirmish with the Messanians during a festival at the temple of Artemis Limnatis,[2] an event foreshadowing the First Messenian War.

He was succeeded by his son Alcmenes or Alkamenes.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias 1918 Book 3, II, 6.
  2. ^ Pausanias 1918 Book 4, IV, 1-3.

References[edit]

  • Pausanias; tr. W. H. S. Jones and H. A. Ormerod (1918). Description of Greece. London: Robert Hale Ltd. 
Preceded by
Archelaus
Agiad King of Sparta
c.760–c.740 BC
Succeeded by
Alcmenes