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Headword: *)aghsi/laos
Adler number: alpha,229
Translated headword: Agesilaos, Agesilaus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. He was a notable and noble king of Lacedaemonians and is celebrated by many of the orators.
Greek Original:
*)aghsi/laos: o)/noma ku/rion. h)=n de\ *lakedaimoni/wn e)pifanh\s kai\ gennai=os basileu\s kai\ a)/|detai para\ polloi=s tw=n r(hto/rwn.
The phrase 'a notable and noble king of Lacedaemonians' comes from Harpokration s.v., though it is Xenophon who is cited there, and the sentence finishes quite differently ("and he overturned much of Asia using the soldiers who had gone upcountry with Cyrus").
P.A. Cartledge, Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta (London 1987)
OCD(4) s.v. (pp.38-9)
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg ✝ on 24 November 1998@14:10:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 29 September 2000@05:53:11.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 May 2003@07:41:10.
David Whitehead (typo and other cosmetics; more keywords) on 20 July 2011@03:26:02.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@07:29:00.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@02:40:05.


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