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Eurypon, otherwise called Eurytion (Greek: Εὐρυπῶν, Εὐρυτίων), son of Soos and grandson of Procles, was the third king of that house at Sparta, and thenceforward gave it the name of Eurypontidae.

Plutarch talks of his having relaxed the kingly power, and played the demagogue; and Polyaenus relates a war with the Arcadians of Mantineia under his command.[1][2][3] He was succeeded by his son Prytanis, the father of Polydectes, in turn father of Eunomus (father of Charilaus) and Lycurgus.


  1. ^ Paus. iii. 7. § 1
  2. ^ Plut. Lyc. 2
  3. ^ Polyaen. ii. 13.


  •  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.
Preceded by
Eurypontid King of Sparta
?–890 BC
Succeeded by