Alcetas I of Epirus

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Alcetas I
King of Epirus
Issue King Neoptolemus I of Epirus
King Arymbas
Father Tharrhypas
Religion Ancient Greek religion

Alcetas I (Greek: Ἀλκέτας) (390/385 – 370 BC) was a king of Epirus, the son of Tharrhypas.


Alcetas was expelled from his kingdom for unknown reasons, and took refuge with Dionysius I of Syracuse, by whom he was reinstated.

After Alcetas' restoration, he allied with the Athenians, and with Jason of Pherae, the Tagus of Thessaly. In 373 he appeared at Athens with Jason, for the purpose of defending Athenian general Timotheus, who, through their influence, was acquitted.

Upon Alcetas' death, the kingdom was divided between his two sons, Neoptolemus I and Arybbas.



Preceded by
King of Epirus
390–370 BC
Succeeded by
Neoptolemus I and Arybbas