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  Agis - LoveToKnow 1911
Lysander as ephor proposed on behalf of Agis that all debts sbould be cancelled and that Laconia should be divided into 19,500 lots, of which 4500 should be given to Spartiates, whose number was to be recruited from the best of the perioeci and foreigners, and the remaining 15,000 to perioeci who could bear arms.
On his return Agis fled to the temple of Athene Chalcioecus at Sparta, but soon afterwards he was treacherously induced to leave his asylum and, after a mockery of a trial, was strangled in prison, his mother and grandmother sharing the same fate (241).
Though too weak and good-natured to cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.
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 Agis III
Agis III (†331?): Spartan king from the Eurypontid house, ruled 338-331(?).
Agis was a son of king Archidamus III of Sparta and succeeded his father in 338 BCE.
Agis now organized an anti-Macedonian coalition that included Elis and almost all Achaean and Arcadian towns, except for Achaean Pellene and Arcadian Megalopolis, which was famous for its anti-Spartan policy.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 72 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But just as the battle was about to begin, Tlirasyllus, one of the Argive generals, and Alciphron came to Agis and prevailed on him to conclude a truce for four months.
As he was returning from Delphi, whither he had gone to consecrate a tenth of the spoil, he fell sick at Heraea in Arca­ dia, and died in the course of a few days after he reached Sparta.
Agis was invested with the command, and with the Lacedaemonian troops, and a body of 8000 Greek mercenaries, who had been present at the battle of Issus, gained a decisive victory over a Macedonian army under Corragus.
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 AGIS - Online Information article about AGIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
head of a large army, and the allied force was defeated after a desperate struggle (331) and Agis was slain.
The abolition of debts was carried into effect, but the land distribution was put qff by Agesilaus on various pretexts.
cope with the problem which confronted him, Agis was characterized by a sincerity of purpose and a blend of youthful modesty with royal dignity, which render him perhaps the most attractive figure in the whole of Spartan history.
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 Agis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Agis, the name of four kings of Sparta: - Son of Eurysthenes, founder of the royal house of the Agiadae (Pausanias iii.
He succeeded his father, probably in 427 BC, and from his first invasion of Attica, Greece in 425 BC down to the close of the Peloponnesian War was the chief leader of the Spartan operations on land.
On his return Agis fled to the temple of Athene Chalcioecus at Sparta, but soon afterwards he was treacherously induced to leave his asylum and, after a mockery of a trial, was strangled in prison, his mother and grandmother sharing the same fate (241 BC).
read-and-go.hopto.org /Kings/Agis.html   (812 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Agis (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Agis led Spartan forces at the battle of Mantinea (418
Agis aided Lysander in the final Spartan victories of the war.
The rebels were crushed, and Agis was killed at Megalopolis.
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 Agis
Tradition ascribed to him the capture of the maritime town of Helos, which resisted his attempt to curtail its guaranteed rights, and the institution of the class of serfs called Helots[?].
He succeeded his father, probably in 427 BC, and from his first invasion of Attica[?] in 425 BC down to the close of the Peloponnesian War was the chief leader of the Spartan operations on land.
The Agiad king Leonidas having prevailed on the council to reject this measure, though by a majority of only one, was deposed in favour of his son-in-law Cleombrotus[?], who assisted Agis in bearing down opposition by the threat of force.
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 AllRefer.com - Cleomenes III (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
B.C. He was probably the most energetic king Sparta ever had, a conscious imitator of Agis III (see under Agis).
B.C.) when the Achaean League, allied with Antigonus III of Macedon, routed the Spartan army.
Cleomenes fled to Egypt to the protection of his patron, Ptolemy III.
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 Agis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Agis led Spartan forces at the battle of Mantinea (418
Agis aided Lysander in the final Spartan victories of the war.
The rebels were crushed, and Agis was killed at Megalopolis.
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 AGIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
AGIS, the name of four Spartan kings:-- (1) Son of Eurysthenes, founder of the royal house of the Agiadae (Pausanias iii.
He succeeded his father, probably in 427 B.C., and from his first invasion of Attica in 425 down to the close of the Peloponnesian war was the chief leader of the Spartan operations on land.
Lysander as ephor proposed on behalf of Agis that all debts should be cancelled and that Laconia should be divided into 19,500 lots, of which 4500 should be given to Spartiates, whose number was to be recruited from the best of the perioeci and foreigners, and the remaining 15,000 to perioeci who could bear arms.
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 The Wargamer - Battle of Megalopolis 330 BCE
In the fall of 333 BC the Spartan King Agis III had met with the Persian commanders Pharnabazus and Autophradates, somewhere in the Aegean, and revealed them his plans for a war against Alexander in Greece itself.
In the summer of 331 BC Agis defeated Corrhagus, the Macedonian general in the Pelopponese and garrison commander of Corinth.
King Agis lead his army with unsurpassable courage, but was wounded in the midst of battle and died a hero's death in the end, defending himself until his last breath.
www.wargamer.com /articles/gb-articles/megalopolis.asp   (635 words)

  
 Agesilaus II to Akhaia * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Sparta traditionally had two kings who ruled jointly; one king was required to be a descendant of king Agis I and the other was required to be a descendant of king Eurypon; their families were respectively known as the Agiadai and the Eurypontidai.
Agis II The eighteenth Eurypontidai king of the city of Sparta (ruled 427-399 BCE).
Agis IV The twenty-fifth Eurypontidai king of the city of Sparta (ruled 244-241 BCE).
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 Megalopolis
By the summer 331 King Agis III decided that the time was ripe to try to shake off the Macedonian yoke, but this time the Athenians wavered and Thebes had been destroyed by Alexander.
Agis was compelled to head for the hills, but he turned and formed for battle when he reached a pass narrow enough to negate the Macedonian force's numerical advantages.
Agis staggered to his knees and began the fight again, but he was overwhelmed by multiple sarissa jabs.
www.ancientbattles.com /WAB_Macedonians/MegalopolisScenario.htm   (1136 words)

  
 Agis Page of miniature painting and gaming - DP9 Stuff
Agis Page of miniature painting and gaming - DP9 Stuff
1936 The PzK III armored walker presented at the Berlin Olympic Games;
As usual this is not stopping me to paint some minis.
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 Cleomenes III on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He was probably the most energetic king Sparta ever had, a conscious imitator of Agis III (see under Agis).
In his determined effort to restore the prestige of the city, he began (227 BC) a war against the Achaean League and was successful in many battles.
At home his reforms were revolutionary: the kingship was made the supreme power, the ephorate was abolished, and the citizenship was widely extended, apparently to decrease the danger of discontent and to ally the people with the king.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/cleomenes3.asp   (372 words)

  
 History on Podium: How ‘Great’ Was Alexander? [P.1]
The answer seems relatively straightforward: from an early age he was an achiever, he conquered territories on a superhuman scale, he established an empire until his times unrivalled, and he died young, at the height of his power.
He very likely told the court historian Callisthenes of Olynthus what to say about his victory over Darius III at the battle of Issus in 333, for example.[5] Contemporary Attic oratory also exaggerated his achievements,[6] and so within a generation of his death erroneous stories were already being told.
It has to be said that Agis III had posed no small threat to Antipater, and that the latter’s forces were not at full strength (Diodorus 18.12.2 says that Antipater was short of ‘citizen soldiers’, i.e.
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 The Revolt of Agis III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
(2) When it came to a general engagement, Agis was struck down fighting, but the Lacedaemonians fought furiously and maintained their position for a long time; when their Greek allies were forced out of position they themselves fell back on Sparta.
(4) In the midst of these events, letters from Antipater in Macedonia were brought to Alexander, in which the war of Agis king of Sparta in Greece, that of Alexander king of Epirus in Italy, and that of Zopyrion his own lieutenant-general in Scythia, were communicated.
The slaughter was indeed great on both sides; (10) King Agis, when he saw his men fleeing, dismissed his guards, and, that he might appear inferior to Alexander in fortune only, not in valour, made such a havoc among the enemy, that he sometimes drove whole squadrons before him.
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 Agis III -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Agis III was the son of (Click link for more info and facts about Archidamus III) Archidamus III, of the Eurypontid line.
He succeeded his father in 338 BC, on the very day of the (Click link for more info and facts about battle of Chaeronea) battle of Chaeronea.
The allied force was defeated after a desperate struggle (331), and Agis was slain.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ag/agis_iii2.htm   (103 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The list of kings is said to be historical and not purely legendary begins with the grandsons of Aristodemus, Agis and Eurypon, who gave their names to their respective dynasties.
The Agiad line was traditionally held to be the senior of the two, but this apparently counted for very little in practical terms.
Agis I (930-900?) Eurypon (895-865?) Echestratus (900-870?) Prytanis (865-835?) Leobotas (870-840?) Polydectes (835-805?) Doryssus (840-815?) Eunomus (805-775?) Agesilaus I (815-785?) Charillus (c.
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 pothos.org - All about Alexander the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But Agis managed to recruit the Greek mercenary survivors of Issus - who had served in the Persian army - a tough force of 8,000 seasoned men hungry for revenge.
It is said Megalopolis was a battle with continuous action and mobility, but also a battle in which many units had to wait for their chance to advance to the front line due to the lack of space.
Corrhagus was the garrison commander of Corinth who was defeated by Agis at the beginning of the war.
pothos.org /alexander.asp?paraID=98&keyword_id=8&title=Battles+(Minor)   (4267 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 76 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Eu­damidas I. was the younger son of Archidamus III.
Agis, 3.) He was the father of Agis IV.
A writer, apparently on natural history, who is frequently quoted by Aelian, in his History of Animals (iii.
ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/1184.html   (919 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Agis III
Son of Archidamus III., of the Eurypontid line, commonly called Agis III.
Bust of Alexander III in the British Museum.
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 Agis on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
BC, acceded to the throne on the death (c.427) of his father, Archidamus II.
Agis led Spartan forces at the battle of Mantinea (418 BC) during the Peloponnesian War.
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 The Wargamer - Battle of Megalopolis 330 BCE
This has the absolutely hilarious effect that Agis is waving a Persian flag during his active turns, clearly showing Antipater were his sympathies lie: an unmistakable provocation.
So there are some Paeonian light cavalry (three units), eight units of Illyrian light infantry and finally — to clearly demonstrate that Agis III was battling a 'barbarian' army at Megalopolis — two units of Getae barbarian cavalry and eight units of Triballians from the Danube region, depicted as red-haired barbarian infantry.
I have included Corrhagus, the garrison commander of Corinth who was defeated by Agis at the beginning of the war.
www.wargamer.com /articles/gb-articles/megalopolis-3.asp   (1142 words)

  
 Hellenica
They must now, in their turn, suffer what they had themselves inflincted upon others; not in retaliation, indeed, for ills received, but out of sheer insolence, overriding the citizens of petty states, and for no better reason than that these were allies of the very men now at their gates.
Agis bade them betake themselves to Lacedaemon, seeing that he had no authority to act himself.
On reaching Sellasia,[6] a town in[7] Laconian territory, they waited till they got their answer from the ephors, who, having learnt their terms (which were identical to those already proposed to Agis), bade them instantly to be gone, and, if they really desired peace, to come with other proposals, the fruit of happier reflection.
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 Chronology of Greek History After the Peloponnesian War
Archidamus III was killed at the battle of Manduria, Italy
Antipater defeated Agis III at the battle of Megalopolis.
Ptolemy IV defeated Antiochus III at the battle of Raphia.
www.1stmuse.com /frames/greek-chronology.html   (2315 words)

  
 [No title]
My guess is that E. Badian’s article on Agis III will be the most often cited piece in the volume (pp.
Nevertheless the point of immediate relevance is that Antipater had ‘an almost unlimited reservoir of manpower to draw upon’ when Agis led the revolt of the Greeks.
(E. Badian, ‘Agis III’, Hermes 95 (1967) 170-92) Badian draws on an astronomical diary from Babylon to fix the dates of Gaugamela and Alexander’s entry into Babylonia, and so to relate events in the occupation of Persepolis to Agis’ war.
www.und.ac.za /und/classics/rev4-10.html   (961 words)

  
 Alexander Chronology
Darius III comes to the throne of Persia.
Antipater negotiates peace in Thrace and attacks Agis III of Sparta.
In Greece Antipater ends the revolt of Agis III of Sparta at the battle of Megalopolis.
www.anchist.mq.edu.au /222/AlexChron.htm   (430 words)

  
 Notes as of 4/10/95
Cleomenes III married Agis's widow and into the cause, and started out violent after he became king in 235.
When Antigonus III (Dosun) showed how weak Sparta really was, Cleomenes lost it and ended up dead after plotting a coup in Alexandria in 220-219.
Agis and Cleomenes and Tiberius (133) all had one thing in common: Reform from the top down, as Plato had tried it with the Dionysii in Syracuse
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /rrice/021410.html   (2583 words)

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