Agasicles

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For the flea beetle genus, see Agasicles (genus).

Agasicles, alternatively spelled Agesicles or Hegesicles (Greek: Ἀγασικλῆς, Ἀγησικλῆς, Ἡγησικλῆς), was a king of Sparta, the 13th of the line of Procles.

Son of Archidamus I,[1] he was contemporary with the Agiad Leon, and succeeded his father, probably about 590 BC or 600. During his reign the Lacedaemonians carried on an unsuccessful war against Tegea, but prospered in their other wars. (Herod. i. 65; Paus. iii. 7, § 6, 3. §. 5.) He was succeeded by his son Ariston.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Agasicles". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Preceded by
Archidamus I
Eurypontid King of Sparta
c. 575 – c. 550 BC
Succeeded by
Ariston

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