Agesipolis succeeded his father Pausanias, while still a minor, in 394 BC, and reigned fourteen years. Agesipolis I was the twenty-first of the kings of the Agiad dynasty in ancient Sparta. In 390 BC Agesipolis, who had now come of age, was entrusted with the command of an army for the invasion of Argolis. Upon the death of Pausanias, Agesipolis and his brother, Cleombrotus I, were both placed under the guardianship of Aristodemus, their nearest relative. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Agesipolis came to the crown just about the time that the confederacy (partly brought about by the intrigues of the Persian satrap Tithraustes), which was formed by Thebes, Athens, Corinth, and Argos, against Sparta, rendering it necessary to recall his colleague, Agesilaus II, from Asia; and the first military operation of his reign was the expedition to Corinth, where the forces of the confederates were assembled. The Spartan army was led by Aristodemus, and gained a victory over the allies.
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