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, 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 22 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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