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Chremonidean War
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The Chremonidean War is named after  Chremonides, son of Eteocles from the Aethalidae deme [1. 176-185; 2; 3]. It was at his behest that Athens entered an alliance with Sparta and other states during the archonship of Peithidemos [12]. The official purpose of this new alliance of the Hellenes supported by  Ptolemaeus II was to protect the freedom of the Hellenes, their  autonomy and the constitutions of the allies. Its political and soon military opponent was  Antigonus Gonatas. The dates of the beginning of the war in the archonship of Peithidemos (268/26…

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Engels, Johannes (Cologne), “Chremonidean War”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e233440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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