- For others with this name, see Alcamenes (disambiguation).
According to Pausanias, he was a commander in the night-expedition against Ampheia, which began the First Messenian War, but died before its 4th year. In his reign Helos was taken, a place near the mouth of the Eurotas, the last independent hold most likely of the old Achaean population, and the supposed origin of the term "helot".
- Clough, Arthur Hugh (1867). "Alcamenes". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 96. Archived from the original on 2011-01-11.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece iii. 2. § 7, iv. 4. § 3, 5. § 3
- Herodotus, vii. 204
- Plutarch, Apophth. Lac.
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