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Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II, or Agesilaos II (/əˌdʒɛsəˈleɪəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγησίλαος; 444–360 BC) was a Eurypontid king of the Ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, ruling from approximately 400 BC to 360 BC, during most of which time he was, in Plutarch's words, "as good as thought commander and king of all Greece," and was for the whole of it greatly identified with his country's deeds and fortunes. Small in stature and lame from birth, Agesilaus became ruler somewhat unexpectedly in his mid-forties.