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  Achaeans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Homeric Achaeans would have been a part of the Mycenaean civilization that dominated Greece from ca.
This people has been identified with the Achaeans of the Trojan War and the city of Wilusa with the legendary city of Troy (note the similarity with Ilion, the name of the acropolis of Troy).
However the exact relationship of the term Ahhiyawa to the Achaeans beyond a similarity in pronunciation is hotly debated by scholars.
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 Achaean League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The best-known of the Greek confederacies was the Achaean League.
What the Achaean League did, for a limited period over a limited area, was to combine the distinctive character of the city-state with a wider vision.
The lower classes of the Achaean League, who were in the middle of an economic crisis, were very enthusiastic about the success of this social revolution, but this quickly changed when it appeared that Cleomenes was more interested in restoring Sparta's power than exporting the social revolution.
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 ACHAEAN LEAGUE - LoveToKnow Article on ACHAEAN LEAGUE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The league embraced an indefinite number of city-states which maintained their internal independence practically undiminished, and through their several magistrates, assemblies and law-courts exercised all traditional powers of self-government.
Under Philopoemen the league with a reorganized army routed the Aetolians (210) and Spartans (207, 201).
On the other hand, it is the glory of the Achaean league to have combined city autonomy with an organized central administration, and in this way to have postponed the entire destruction of Greek liberty for over a century.
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 Chapter Lays of Ancient Rome <i>to</i> Leander of L by Brewer's Readers Handbook
League (The), a league formed at Péronne in 1576, to prevent the accession of Henri IV.
League Caddee (The), or Ligue de la Maison de Dieu (1401), a confederation of the Grisons for the purpose of resisting domestic tyranny.
League of Augsburg (1686), a confederation of the house of Austria with Sweden, Saxony, Bavaria, the circles of Swabia and Franconia, etc., against Louis XIV.
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 AllRefer.com - Achaean League (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achaean League[ukE´un] Pronunciation Key, confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth.
The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the 5th cent.
There was some promise of liberating all Greece, but unfortunately the interference of Cleomenes III of Sparta threatened the Achaean League, and in 227
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 Achaean League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Achaean League was a confederation of Greek city states in Achaea, a territory on the northern coast of the Peloponnese.
The Achaean League reformed early in the 3rd century BC, and soon expanded beyond its Achaean heartland.
The League soon expanded it to control much of the Peloponnesus, considerably weakening the Macedonian hold on the area, but soon it ran into difficulties with the revived Sparta of Cleomenes III.
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 ACHAEAN LEAGUE HEMIDRACHMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Achaean League was initially created in the 4th century as an organization of city-states located along the southern coast of the Gulf of Corinth, but Macedonians disbanded it before end of the century.
In 280 B.C.E., the league was again organized by the cities of Dyme, Patrae, Tritaea and Pherae in the region of Achaean.
The Achaean League continued to grow rapidly through the 3rd century and gained considerable prestige by opposing Macedonian ambitions in the Peloponnesus.
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 Achaean League on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Achaeans remained aloof from the wars in Greece until they joined the opposition to Philip II of Macedon in 338 BC The confederation was dissolved soon after.
The Second Achaean League was founded in 280 BC Sicyon was freed from the rule of its tyrant in 251 BC, and it soon joined the confederation under the leadership of Aratus.
There was some promise of liberating all Greece, but unfortunately the interference of Cleomenes III of Sparta threatened the Achaean League, and in 227 BC he began a war.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Achaean League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achaean League, confederation of 10 or 12 towns in ancient Greece.
Philopoemen (253?–182 bc), Greek general of the Achaean League.
Megalopolis, capital of the Arcadian League in the 4th century bc and part of the Achaean League beginning in the 3rd century bc.
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 Achaean League War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greece meanwhile the by now miserably disorganized Achaean League had extended its jurisdiction over the Peloponnese, though Sparta refused submit to such ambitions and appealed to Rome.
The senate dispatched commissioners to the council of the Achaean League assembled at Corinth.
To prevent further harassment, Sparta, Corinth and Argos, were to be released from the League's jurisdiction.
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 The Hellenic-Ionian Leagues: The First European Confederations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The third century BCE became a century of confederacies, including the Ionian League; the Boetian League, dominated by Thebes; the Aetolian League, which had a strong primary assembly for the entire confederacy and involved three arenas: cities, tribal districts, and the confederacy as a whole; in effect, a federal constitution.
The league then expanded for a while, but by the end of the decade Aratus had reached the limits of his powers and the league had failed to absorb either Athens or Sparta.
The Achaean League was governed by a primary assembly of all male citizens over the age of thirty, which met to deal with major constitutional issues, and an elected council of several hundred, which met regularly and elected the magistrates.
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 Index of names: Ab - Ac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
224/16 tends the Council of the Achaean League at Aegium, and is appointed
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183/23 Pharnaces, and Philippus, and from Rhodes, Sparta and the Achaeans
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 Achaean League - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Achaean League, confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth.
The Achaeans remained aloof from the wars in Greece until they joined the opposition to Philip II of Macedon in 338 &BC; The confederation was dissolved soon after.
The Second Achaean League was founded in 280 &BC; Sicyon was freed from the rule of its tyrant in 251 &BC;, and it soon joined the confederation under the leadership of Aratus
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 The Baldwin Project: The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
Although general of the Achæan League, and one of the greatest men of his day, Aratus was far from being rich; and, in order to obtain the required sum, he had to sell all he had, and even pawn his wife's few jewels.
The Achæan League became stronger and stronger; and, although Sparta and a few other cities remained neutral, most of the small towns were freed from their tyrants.
Such was the importance of the league, that the Roman ambassadors once came to ask for its aid to suppress the pirates who infested the neighboring seas.
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 “A Well-Trimmed Ship”:
In 170, the Achaean League elected Polybius to the position of "Hipparch" [Cavalry Commader, deputy to the Strategos].
The Achaean League had to carefully consider whether to yield to Roman entreaties: in the Achaean assenbly, opinion divided.
The Roman commander in Greece, Quintus Marcius Philippus, requested the Achaean League to soldiers to serve alongside the Romans in the conflict.
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 J1502   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aratos of Sicyon the Achaean League developed a locally expansionist anti-Macedonian policy in the third quarter of the 3rd cent.
On the obverse of the Achaean triobols (hemidrachms) is represented the head of Zeus Amarios.
The circulation of the Achaean triobols : The hoard evidence.
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 Achaean League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An initial confederation existed during the 5th through the 4th century BC The Achaean League reformed early in 3rd century BC and played a political and military in dealings with Macedonia Sparta and others.
The Romans defeated the Achaeans and dissolved the in the middle of the 2nd century BC External links
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 Achaean League --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
The 12 Achaean cities of the northern Peloponnese had organized a league by the 4th century BC to protect themselves against piratical raids from across the Corinthian Gulf, but this league fell apart after the death of Alexander the Great.
One of the commonest forms of supranational organization in history is that of leagues, generally composed of states seeking to resist some common military or economic threat by combining their forces.
This was the case with the early city leagues, such as the Achaean and Aetolian leagues in ancient Greece and the Hanseatic and the Swabian leagues in Europe; and to a...
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 WSWG 16 | Sealey: Greek State Alliances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herodotus mentions two congresses of the League, a foundation congress held in 0481 at an unnamed place, and a congress in session at the Isthmus of Corinth early in the campaigning season of 0480.
No name is recorded for the League; it can be called "The Hellenic League of 0481." After the battle of Plataea the victors dedicated an offering to Apollo at Delphi; it was a gold tripod surmounting a bronze column, which had the shape of three intertwined serpents.
The fortunes of the Achaeans on the north coast of the Peloponnese are instructive.
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 AllRefer.com - Aetolian League (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia
At its height, the league stretched across Greece from sea to sea, including Locris, Malis, Dolopes, part of Thessaly, Phocis, and Acarnania.
Its federal structure consisted of a popular assembly of all citizens, a federal council in which representation was based on the size of a community's military contingent in the Legion's army, and an inner council.
B.C.) by the Romans spelled the ruin of the league.
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 Polybios Biography / Biography of Polybios Biography Biography
Polybios was born in Megalopolis in Arcadia, the son of Lycortas, general and statesman of the Achaean League.
Polybios tried to maintain the independence of the League, although in 169 B.C. he was dispatched to aid the Romans (who declined his help) in their combat against Perseus of Macedon.
Polybios was present at the capitulation of Carthage in 146 B.C.; and when Corinth was destroyed by the Romans in the same year, the Achaean League crushed, and Greece turned into a Roman province, it was Polybios who was entrusted with the task of reorganizing the Greeks.
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 LEAGUE - Online Information article about LEAGUE
Of commercial leagues the most famous is that of the Hanse towns, known as the Hanseatic League (q.v.).
United Irish League, and by numerous social organizations.
The kilometric league of France is fixed at four kilometres.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.01.19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This historian, as a member of the ruling elite of the Achaean League in the 2nd century BC, should have been the right person to tell us everything, and in great detail, about the inner organization of his home state.
This is for Polybius the principal positive characteristic of the Achaean federal constitution, since it is based rather on an agreement between the cities than on force from a dominant power.
This was, according to L., the meaning of the reforms as they were undertaken in the early 2nd century; and on these reforms and their result Polybius based his claim of "democracy" in the Achaean League.
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 History of the Macedonian People from Ancient times to the Present - Part X, by Risto Stefov
Sparta's northern neighbours, the Achaean League, however, feared that a reformed Sparta would pose a threat to the League's dominance and took action against it.
The Aetolian league was not at all pleased with the new circumstances and retaliated by waging war on confederation allies.
The Achaean League, which at the time was preoccupied fighting a war with Sparta, figured it had a better chance of winning with Rome than with Macedonia on its side.
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 Great Battles of History: Sellasia Background & Variant
When Cleomenes III succeeded his father, Leonidas II, as a king of Sparta in 235 BC, the different city-states and leagues were pawns in the power struggles between the great powers of Macedon, Seleucid Syria, and Ptolemaic Egypt.
Indeed, the Achaean League had put a strong brake on Macedonian ambition, but in the typical method of Hellenist politics, alliances shift quickly.
forcibly) joined the Achaean League (under Philopoeman) until the League was destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C. Under Roman rule, Sparta enjoyed prosperity and a certain vogue partly due to Roman admiration of the ancient Spartan ideal, and became a major tourist attraction.
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 Sketches in the History of Western Philosophy
Leagues of cities were already familiar from Greek history, but to the extent that they represented real power, they usually reflected the dominance of one member.
Neither league began near what had hitherto been centers of Greek power, and the Aetolians were in an area that had barely passed from tribal to urban organization -- though their acquisition of Delphi around 300 (or in 290) gave them one of the symbolic centers of Greek religion and identity.
The Achaean League especially was well led by Aratus, who was president every other year (he could not succeed himself) from 245 to 213, and was followed by Philopoemen of Megalopolis from 208 until his death in 182.
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