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Who is Agesilaus?

Agesilaus was a Spartan statesman, the uncle of Agis IV, and the father of Hippomedon. When Agis IV began his constitutional reforms in Sparta, Hippomedon entered warmly into the schemes of Agis, and was instrumental in gaining over Agesilaus to their support. Agesilaus was a man of large property, but who, being deeply involved in debt, hoped to profit by the reforms of Agis. Under the cloak of patriotism, and during the absence of Agis on his expedition to Corinth to support Aratus, Agesilaus gave so much dissatisfaction by his administration at Sparta, that Leonidas II was recalled by the opposite party, and Agesilaus was compelled to flee the city, aided by his son.


Agesilaus is a minor work by Xenophon.

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  9. Species Bumka Agesilaus
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Google previewEncyclopedia of Classical Philosophy (2013)

by Donald J. Zeyl

The Agesilaus is a short speech in praise of Xenophon's friend and patron. The speech portrays an idealized portrait of constitutional and beneficent rule. The Hiero is a dialogue between Hiero, tyrant of Syra— cuse, and the poet Simonides .

Google previewHomosexuality in Greece and Rome (2003)

A Sourcebook of Basic Documents by Thomas K. Hubbard

Agesilaus is a model of the qualities of self-discipline that were admired in Spartan culture as a whole: applied to pederasty, this took the form of man-boy relationships that allegedly abstained from any sexual contact (2.10-13). Plutarch ...

Google previewWriting Biography in Greece and Rome (2016)

by Koen De Temmerman, Kristoffel Demoen

As Beck points out, for example, the Agesilaus is a model underlying Lucian's Life of Demonax even if some of the philosopher's wit locates him in the tradition that Konstan and Walsh trace back to the Memorabilia.91 Rather than formulating a ...

Google previewThe Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World (2001)

by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray

The Anabasis is a boy's own adventure story of the march of 10,000 Greek brigands through the heart of the Persian Empire, told by one of its leaders; the Agesilaus is an obituary piece praising the record of Xenophon's lifelong friend and ...

Google previewHill's Practical Reference Library of General Knowledge (1905)

by Thomas Edie Hill, William Francis Rocheleau

The Agesilaus is a somewhat exaggerated panegyric on the Spartan tyrant of that name. The Revenues of Athens, the treatises on the Spartan and Athenian States , are works on economy and politics based on perfectly outrageous principles.

Google previewUniversal Historical Dictionary (1833)

Or Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political and Eccles. History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics by George Crabb

AGESILAUS (Myth.) 'AytalXaos, a sirname of Pluto. Callimachus in Pallad. Lavac. tooiraou (ttyaktp ri/iioe 'AyiatXf. Agesilaus (Hist.) 'AynaCKaoq, the fifth king of Lacedsemon after Eurysthenes, was the son of Doryssus, of the Agidae, and father ...

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Protographium agesilaus

Short-lined Kite-swallowtails. Along with several similar species these are collectively known as Swordtails. Mocagua, Colombia.

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Agesilaus Meaning

Video shows what Agesilaus means. of certain historical persons.. Name of two kings of Sparta.. Agesilaus Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Quotes about Agesilaus

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage. (Agesilaus the Second)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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