CLEOMENES I., es7-3ne-in-es, king of Sparta, 52o — 49x B. C., conquered the Argives, relieved Athens from the Pisistratidm, bribed the oracle to pronounce his colleague De maratus illegitimate, and killed himself in a fit of madness. 2. CLEOMENES II., succeeded his brother Agesipblis II. at Sparta, was father of Acrothus and Cleonjimus, and, after a tranquil reign, was succeeded by Acrotatus's son, Areas I. 3. CLEOMENES III., succeeded his father Leonidas II., 236 B.C. Resolved to banish luxury and restore the ancient discipline of Lycurgus, he killed the Ephild, poisoned his colleague Eurydamidas, and placed his own brother Euclidas on the vacant throne. He warred with the Achxans; but, on their general, Aratus, calling in the aid of Antienus, he was defeated at Sellasia, 222, and retired to the court of Ptolemy Euer gacs in Egypt, where his wife and children had fled before him. He was hospitably re
ceived by Ptolemy, but imprisoned by his successor ; whereon he killed himself, are, and his body was flayed and exposed on a cross.
4. A Sicilian, favourite and instrument of C Verres.
Oxon, cle-an. x. An Athenian, originally a tanner, became prominent as a demagogue, • nd was placed in command of the troops against Sphacterla, 424 B.C. He took Thorou, in Thrace, and, after distinguishing himself in several engagements, was killed at Amphipolis, 'n battle with the Spartan Brasidas, 422. 2. An orator of Halicarnassus. 3. A tyrant of Sicjon.
GLEoxin, c/e"-e-nce, and CLEONA, Cie..9',Iii. x. A village between Corinth and Argos. Near it Hercules (C land us) killed the lion of Nemxo, which was made a constellation. a. A town on Athos.