Philopoemen in the Peloponnese, 221–192 BC

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In the Peloponnese in the late third century, the Achaean League was engaged in opposing Sparta's attempts to reassert its authority over its neighbors, especially Megalopolis and Mantinea. Achaean efforts were often commanded by Philopoemen and were frequently supported by the Romans when they happened to have an army in the Balkans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles
EditorsMichael Whitby, Harry Sidebottom
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781405186452
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017


  • Hellenistic
  • History
  • Peloponnese
  • Achaean League
  • Antigonids
  • Argos
  • Flamininus
  • mercenaries
  • Rome
  • Sparta

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    McKechnie, P. (2017). Philopoemen in the Peloponnese, 221–192 BC. In M. Whitby, & H. Sidebottom (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles (Vol. II, pp. 805-809). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley.