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  Achaean League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Achaean League reformed early in the 3rd century BC, and soon expanded beyond its Achaean heartland.
It was first joined by the city of Sicyon, which provided it with its first great leader, Aratus of Sicyon.
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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 Aratos of Sikyon/Sicyon, Greece
The opportunity to act was given to Aratos when a man, brother of the exile Xenocles, came to Argos, having escaped from the prison of Sikyon, told him of a part in the walls from which they could easily enter the town.
Aratos upon hearing this, he sent Xenocles and his two servants to inspect the wall, which they did.
Aratos sent five men as travelers to the gardener's house at Sikyon, in order to secure him and his dogs and he led his soldiers to Nemea succeeding to avoid observation from the spies of Nicokles.
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 Aratus of Sicyon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aratus of Sicyon
He was instrumental in the growth of the Achaean League, the political and military confederation of Greek cities, and prevented its disintegration under pressure from Macedonia and Sparta 224
At the age of 20 he freed Sicyon and brought that city into the Achaean League, whose general he became 245.
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 Aratus Of Greece - LoveToKnow 1911
ARATUS, Greek statesman, was born at Sicyon in 271 B.C., and educated at Argos after the death of his father, at the hands of Abantidas, tyrant of Sicyon.
By enrolling it in the Achaean League he secured it against Macedonia, and with funds received from Ptolemy Philadelphus he pacified the returned exiles.
Polybius (ii.-viii.) follows the Memoirs which Aratus wrote to justify his statesmanship, - Plutarch (Aratus and Cleomenes) used this same source and the hostile account of Phylarchus; Paus.
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Aratos of Sicyon, Strategos of the Achaean League, decided to try to take advantage of Macedon’s engagement in Anatolia during the Third War of the Diadochi by declaring war and invading Macedon in 231 BC.
Aratos of Sicyon sued for peace following this defeat, and Demetrius imposed harsh terms, demanding that the Achaean League acknowledge the overlordship of Macedon and pay a heavy indemnity.
The assassination of Aratos of Sicyon in 220 BC, shortly after the end of the victorious war, will lead to the breakup of the Achaean League by 210 BC.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 255 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Permission to pass through Aetolia having been refused, he embarked his army in transports, and, sailing by Euboea, land­ed his army near the isthmus, while Cleomenes was occupied with the siege of Sicyon.
Cleomenes hastened thither, leaving Corinth in the hands of Antigonus ; but arriving too late to take effectual measures against Aratus, while Antigonus was in his rear, he retreated to Mantineia and thence home.
influence elected general of the league, and made Corinth and Sicyon his winter quarters.
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 Aratus Biography / Biography of Aratus Biography
In 251 B.C., as leader of an exile assault force, he scaled the walls of Sicyon unobserved one night, captured the guardroom, and at dawn harangued the Sicyonians into overthrowing their dictator.
He brought Sicyon into the Achaean League, one of the two Greek federations of city-states of the time.
As adjutant to Philip, Aratus fostered Achaean interests, but the Achaean army declined and the league was on the verge of collapse when Aratus, again general, reorganized it in 217.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia – Free Online Encyclopedia for Reference, Research, Facts
213 BC, Greek statesman and general of Sicyon, prime mover and principal leader of the Second Achaean League.
But he was blamed for the subsequent Macedonian domination of the Peloponnesus, for while fighting Cleomenes III of Sparta and the Aetolian League he changed his policy toward Macedonia and called in Antigonus III.
Bibliography: See F. Walbank, Aratos of Sicyon (1933).
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 ROME DESTROYED IN 450 BC - Page 5 - Alternate History Discussion Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sicyon brought the Achaean League into the war against Macedon, and King Demetrius
Aratos of Sicyon sued for peace following this defeat, and Demetrius
assassination of Aratos of Sicyon in 220 BC, shortly after the end of the victorious war,
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