League formations with hegemonic tendencies in the Greek world, 4th cent. BC
The hegemonial leagues of the 4th cent. shared two features: orientation towards a leading polis or person (hegemon) within the League and the foreign policy objective of expanding their sphere of action by treaties and/or military means in order to achieve hegemony over neighbouring territories or ideally over Greece and the Aegean region. Some of them were organized as a league of states, i.e. a federation of autonomous poleis led by a state empowered with executive foreign policy rights (hegemon) …
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Wittke, A.-M. and
“League formations with hegemonic tendencies in the Greek world, 4th cent. BC”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA098>