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date: 14 August 2020

Peloponnesian League, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

the earliest known and longest‐lasting Greek offensive and defensive alliance. The name is modern and inaccurate, since the alliance was neither all‐ and only Peloponnesian nor a league (the members were not all allied to each other, and when no League war was in progress, members were free to carry on separate wars even with other members); the usual ancient name was ‘the Lacedaemonians (Spartans) and their allies’. In the 6th cent. Sparta used personal ties of ... ...

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