Eudamidas I

Spartan king

Eudamidas I (Greek: Εὐδαμίδας, reigned 331 BC – c. 305 BC) was a king of Sparta, son of Archidamus III and the brother of Agis III, whom he succeeded in 331 BC.


  • The speech is admirable, but the speaker is not to be trusted; for he has never been amid the blare of trumpets.
    • Speech about a philosopher who had claimed that philosophers were the only good generals, Quoted in Plutarch Apophthegmata Laconica, translated by F. C. Babbitt, 1931, also quoted in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, p. 315

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  • Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers Publications, Edinburgh, 2005