Agetas

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Agetas
Nationality Greek
Occupation Commander-in-chief

Agetas (Ancient Greek: Ἀγήτας) of Callipolis was commander-in-chief (or strategos) of the Aetolians in 217 BC,[1] during which year he made an incursion into Acarnania and Epirus and ravaged both countries.[2] For this accomplishment, he received the honor of a statue in the city of Lamia.[3] Agetas also fought in the Macedonian Wars, and served as strategos again, succeeding Dorymachus around the start of the 2nd century BC. In 200 BC, he was the strategos who met with a [{Roman Republic|Roman]] diplomatic trio consisting of Gaius Claudius Nero, Publius Sempronius Tuditanus, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Agetas". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 71. 
  2. ^ Polybius, v. 91. 96
  3. ^ a b Grainger, John D. (1999). The League of the Aitolians. Leiden: Brill Publishers. pp. 297, 346, 356–357. ISBN 90-04-10911-0. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.