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Alcetas I of Epirus

Alcetas I
King of Epirus
Reign390 - 370 BC
SuccessorNeoptolemus I of Epirus
IssueNeoptolemus I of Epirus
ReligionAncient Greek religion

Alcetas I (Greek: Ἀλκέτας) (390/385 – 370 BC) was a king of Epirus. He was the son of Tharrhypas.


Alcetas was expelled from his kingdom for unknown reasons, and took refuge with Dionysius I of Syracuse, who assisted him in being reinstated.

After Alcetas' restoration, he allied himself with the Athenians and with Jason of Pherae, the Tagus of Thessaly. In 373 BC he appeared in Athens with Jason, for the purpose of defending the Athenian general Timotheus, who, through their influence, was acquitted.

Upon Alcetas' death, the kingdom was divided between his two sons, Neoptolemus I and Arybbas.



  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Alcetas". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Preceded byTharrhypas King of Epirus 390–370 BC Succeeded byNeoptolemus I and Arybbas
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