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Areus

by Bruce Stanfield

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

Areus I (died 265 BC) was Agiad King of Sparta from 309 to 265 BC, who died in battle near Corinth during the Chremonidean War. He was the grandson of Cleomenes II and was succeeded by his son Acrotatus II.
In 272 BC Areus I successfully repelled Pyrrhus of Epirus from Laconia. In 272 BC Pyrrhus of Epirus with 25,000 foot soldiers, 2,000 cavalry, and 24 elephants marched into Laconia on the false pretense of “set[ting] free the cities which were subject to Antigonus” and “to send his younger sons to Sparta, if nothing prevented, to be brought up in the Lacedaemonian customs”. While Areus was in Crete to support Gortys in its war against Knossos, Pyrrhus set siege to Sparta. The men and women of Sparta dug a trench around the city to defend themselves against Pyrrhus' forces. After a day of fighting, the Spartans managed to hold back Pyrrhus from the large moat around the city. By the end of the second day of fighting, Areus had returned from Crete to Sparta with 2,000 soldiers, along with aid from Corinth which had just arrived.
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Donuts commented on July 9, 2013 2:56pm
This is very intriguing Bruce and the description a wonderful read, well done!!!
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 9, 2013 3:21pm
Thanks Donuts! I really appreciate your kind words and support! :)
Brian Raggatt commented on July 9, 2013 3:58pm
DUDE!!!! Indeed you are a scholar and a gentleman!!!!!
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 9, 2013 4:26pm
Why Thank you Brian!! :) you Rock!
Mary Kilbreath commented on July 9, 2013 4:50pm
I love Mythology, well done Bruce.
Lisa Argyropoulos commented on July 9, 2013 5:21pm
So cool!
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 9, 2013 5:25pm
Mary Thanks! I often ask my 5yr old daughter to name my abstracts then I look the name up and usually something interesting comes up and somehow fits the piece such as this one, which is good as I/we learn something new every time! thanks again Mary! :)
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 9, 2013 7:20pm
Lisa many thanks to you, you rock! :)
Catspaws commented on July 10, 2013 1:57am
stunning work interesting history bruce
SHOOTME commented on July 10, 2013 2:07pm
Oh i like it And only see the blue :)
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 10, 2013 4:56pm
Meow catspaws!!!!!!!:)
Susan Weller commented on July 11, 2013 6:02am
Wonderful!
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 11, 2013 2:14pm
SHOOTME A big thanks to you! :)
Bruce Stanfield commented on July 11, 2013 2:15pm
Susan Weller Big thanks my S6 friend!
Deepti Munshaw commented on July 11, 2013 10:40pm
Amazing work, and very interesting description!!
Maxxydesign commented on July 12, 2013 10:01am
Nice!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on July 12, 2013 7:30pm
Wonderful!
Laertis Art commented on July 13, 2013 9:37pm
Sweet color concept media abstract ~ beautiful movement!
gwenola de muralt commented on August 23, 2013 12:02am
love it!