Chremonidean War


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Chremonidean War

 

a war lasting from 267 B.C. to 261 B.C. between Macedonia and some of the Greek poleis under its sway. The Greek forces, which consisted of armies from Athens, Sparta, other former members of the Peloponnesian League, and Epirus, were supported by Egypt. The Chremonidean War took its name from Chremonides, an Athenian who helped instigate the conflict.

In the end, the Greek city-states were defeated. The Macedonians seized Corinth and routed the Spartans on the Isthmus of Corinth. In 263–262 the Macedonians laid seige to Athens and, despite prolonged resistance by the Athenians, occupied the city and the harbor of Piraeus. Athens was placed under a Macedonian vicegerent. In 261, Chremonides fled to Egypt. The anti-Macedonian alliance disintegrated, and the supremacy of Macedonia was strengthened.

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6) The Chremonidean War thus prompted Areus to put an end to the traditional Spartan ban on coinage and at the same time overlook the Lakedaimonian aversion toward Alexander.
30) There were two portrait statues of Areus I at Olympia, the first presented by the Eleans, the second by Ptolemy II, his ally in the Chremonidean War.
41) For Areus, the source seems to be focused more on the role of Athens in the Chremonidean War than on Sparta.