Doryssus or Dorissus or Doriagus[1] (Greek: Δόρυσσος) was a king of ancient Sparta,[2] who reigned for 29 years.[3] Pausanias identified him as the son of Labotas or Leobotes and the father of Agesilaus I. He was killed in battle between the Spartans and the Argives.[4]

King of Sparta
Reign29 years
SuccessorAgesilaus I


  1. ^ Newton, Isaac. Drafts of various parts of The Original of Monarchies. 1701-2.
  2. ^ Lemprière, John. Lempriere's Classical Dictionary of Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors. London: Routledge, 1984.
  3. ^ Edward William Whitaker (1821). A Complete System of Universal History. pp. 417–. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 2nd century.
Preceded by Agiad King of Sparta
c. 840 – c. 820 BC
Succeeded by