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a war of the Greek city-states in 323–22 B.C. against the Macedonian hegemony.
The Lamian War was begun by Athens at the urging of democratic strata of the population, after learning of the death of Alexander of Macedonia. Athens was joined by Phocis, Aetolia, and other city-states. The anti-Macedonian camp was headed by Demosthenes, who had returned from exile, and by Hypereides. The victory of united Greek troops under the command of Leos-thenes forced Antipater, the Macedonian general, to find shelter for his army in the city of Lamia. However, conflicts within the anti-Macedonian forces, discontent with the war in the oligarchical circles supporting Macedonia, and the help being given to Antipater led to the collapse and defeat of the coalition. A Macedonian garrison was installed in Athens.