Agis III

Agis III (Greek: Άγης, ) was the son of Archidamus III, of the Eurypontid line. He succeeded his father in 338 BC, on the very day of the battle of Chaeronea. During Alexander's Asiatic campaign he revolted against Macedonia (333 BC) and, with the aid of Persian money and ships and a force of 8000 Greek mercenaries, gained considerable successes in Crete. In the Peloponnese he routed a force under Corragus and, although Athens held aloof, he was joined by Elis, Achaea (except Pellene) and Arcadia, with the exception of Megalopolis, which the allies besieged. Antipater marched rapidly to its relief at the head of a large army. The allied force was defeated after a desperate struggle (331), and Agis was slain.

Preceded by Archidamus III

Eurypontid King of Sparta 338 BC– 331 BC

Succeeded by Eudamidas I


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