Inter-Greek Wars of the Third Century BC

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Abstract

After the Lamian War, the cities of peninsular Greece became a pawn in the wider conflicts between Antigonids in Macedon and Ptolemies in Egypt, with the former trying to dominate the Greeks through strategic garrisons and compliant governments while the latter provided money for those opposing Macedon in the name of Greek freedom. New configurations came to prominence in the Greek world, principally the Achaean and Aetolian Leagues, whose rivalries could be exploited by external powers. An attempt to reconstruct Spartan power through internal revolution failed since the thought of Spartan resurgence was even worse than that of Macedonian control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles
EditorsMichael Whitby, Harry Sidebottom
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Pages648-659
Number of pages12
VolumeII
ISBN (Print)9781405186452
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017

Keywords

  • Hellenistic
  • History
  • Achaean League
  • Aetolia
  • Antigonids
  • Aratus
  • Athens
  • Cleomenes of Sparta
  • Corinth
  • Macedon
  • Ptolemies
  • Sparta

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    McKechnie, P. (2017). Inter-Greek Wars of the Third Century BC. In M. Whitby, & H. Sidebottom (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles (Vol. II, pp. 648-659). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119099000.wbabat0290