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Echestratus (Greek: Ἐχέστρατος) was a King of ancient Sparta from about 900 to 870 BC.[citation needed] He was a son of king Agis I, and third of the Agiad line of Spartan kings.

In his reign Sparta gained control lof the district of Cynuria on the Argive border. He was the father of Labotas or Leobotes, king of Sparta.[1] His grandson was Doryssus.


  1. ^ Pausanias iii. 2. § 2; Herodotus vii. 204.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainClough, Arthur Hugh (1870). "Echestratus". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 3.
Preceded by
Agis I
Agiad King of Sparta
c. 900 - c. 870 BC
Succeeded by