Agis IV

king of Sparta

Agis IV (Greek: Ἄγις; c. 265 – 241 BC), the elder son of Eudamidas II, was the 24th king of the Eurypontid dynasty of Sparta.


  • Weep not for me: suffering, as I do, unjustly, I am in a happier case than my murderers.
    • To one of his executioners, whom he noticed weeping, as quoted in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1844) by WIlliam Smith, p. 73.
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