Lykourgos (king)

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For people and mythological figures with similar names, see Lycurgus.

Lykourgos (/lˈkɜːrɡəs/; Greek: Λυκοῦργος Lykourgos), became Eurypontid joint king of Sparta in 219 BC when the Spartan diarchy was restored, two years after the defeat of Sellasia. Polybios claims that Lykourgos bribed each of the Ephors a talent in order for his claim to be accepted—however Lazenby suggests this is likely to be simply hostile propaganda.[1]

He died in 211/210 BC and was succeeded by his infant son Pelops.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Spartan Army J. F. Lazenby p. 173
Preceded by
Republic
Eurypontid King of Sparta
219–211 BC
Succeeded by
Pelops