leonidas

Libro: Leonidas And The Kings Of Sparta 9780313385988 Bradford, Alfred S

The latest date for the extinction of the kingship is most likely 183 BC, when the final of Eurysthenes’ descendants perished. A total of sixty-two kings reigned, thirty-one in each of the two royal homes. Just as Leonidas was about to enter military service, news reached him that his father, the King, had died. So, while one brother took on the mantle of supreme rulership over the city-sate, the other inherited the function that he had given his complete life to – that of a Spartan warrior. Like his brother, Cleomenes was a fierce warrior king, and his rule saw...