The Delian League (478-404 BC)
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‘Delian League’ (also ‘Attic Symmachy’, in Antiquity: ‘the Athenians and their allies’) is a scholarly term signifying the standing alliance Athens called into being after the Persian Wars of the 5th cent. BC. Nominally it was an Athenianled alliance with the Ionians, though not exclusive of others, and a coalition of – at least for the time being – free…

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Wittke, A.-M., “The Delian League (478-404 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 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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