Alcetas I of Epirus

Alcetas I (Greek: Ἀλκέτας) (390/385 – 370 BC) was a king of Epirus, the son of Tharrhypas.

Alcetas I
King of Epirus
Reign390 - 370 BC
SuccessorNeoptolemus I of Epirus
IssueNeoptolemus I of Epirus
ReligionAncient Greek religion


Alcetas was expelled from his kingdom for unknown reasons, and took refuge with Dionysius I of Syracuse, by whom he was reinstated.

After Alcetas' restoration, he allied with the Athenians, and with Jason of Pherae, the Tagus of Thessaly. In 373 he appeared at Athens with Jason, for the purpose of defending Athenian general Timotheus, who, through their influence, was acquitted.

Upon Alcetas' death, the kingdom was divided between his two sons, Neoptolemus I and Arybbas.



  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Alcetas". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Preceded by King of Epirus
390–370 BC
Succeeded by