Alcetas I
King of Epirus
Reign390 - 370 BC
PredecessorTharrhypas
SuccessorNeoptolemus I of Epirus
IssueNeoptolemus I of Epirus
Arybbas
HouseAeacidae
FatherTharrhypas
ReligionAncient Greek religion

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

Biography

Alcetas was expelled from his kingdom for unknown reasons, and took refuge with Dionysius I of Syracuse, by whom he was reinstated.

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

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

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Preceded byTharrhypas King of Epirus 390–370 BC Succeeded byNeoptolemus I and Arybbas