Sellasia

Sellasia

 

in ancient Greece, a fortified settlement north of Sparta. In 222–221 B.C, a battle took place near Sellasia between the Spartans, led by King Cleomenes III, and a Macedonian army, headed by Antigonus III. As a result of the Spartan defeat, Sellasia was destroyed, Laconia was included in the Hellenic League under the hegemony of Macedonia, and an oligarchy was reestablished in Sparta.

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Their topics include the assassination of Tissaphernes: royal responses to military defeat in the Achaemenid Empire, military defeat in fifth-century Athens: Thucydides and his audience, Spartan responses to defeat: from a mythical Hysiae to a very real Sellasia, the ones who paid the butcher's bill: soldiers and war captives in Roman comedy, and the Roman emperor as Persian prisoner of war: remembering Shapur's capture of Valerian.
4; the use of some kind of flags is attested at the Battle of Sellasia, 222 B.
Principal battles: Mount Lycaeum, Laodicea (both near Megalopolis) (227); Hecatombaeum (near Kato Achaia) (226); Corinth (Korinthos) (224); Sellasia (222).
Principal battles: Sellasia (222); Mantinea (207); Messene (202); Tegea (201); Gythium (Yithion) (193).