League formations with hegemonic tendencies in the Greek world, 4th cent. BC
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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 Eder, W., “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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA098>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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