Eurycratides (Greek: Εὐρυκρατίδης, "wide ruler") was the thirteenth king of Sparta from the Agiad dynasty.[1] He succeeded his father Anaxander[2] around 615 BC and reigned during a devastating period of war with Tegea.[3][4]

King Eurycratides of Sparta
Reign615–590 BC
IssueKing Leon of Sparta
FatherKing Anaxander of Sparta
MotherConsort of Anaxander

In 590 BC Eurycratides was succeeded by his son Leon ("lion").[5] His grandson was King Anaxandridas II.


  1. ^ Totius latinitatis lexicon: C-E (1861) by Egidio Forcellini, Vincenzo de Vit and Giuseppe Furlanetto
  2. ^ Plutarch’s Morals, Volume 1
  3. ^ Herodotus 1.65.
  4. ^ Ancient History: A Revised Chronology, Volume 1 by Anthony Lyle
  5. ^ Herodotus 7.204, "(Leonides) Anaxandrides' son, Leon’s son, Eurycratides’ son, Anaxandrus’ son, Eurycrates’ son".

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Preceded by
Agiad King of Sparta
615 – 590 BC
Succeeded by