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Cartledge, Paul, and Antony Spawforth. Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities. 2d ed. London: Routledge, 2002. Hamilton, Charles D. Agesilaus and the Failure of Spartan Hegemony. : Cornell University Press, 1991. Plutarch. The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives. Translated by Ian ScottKilvert. New York: Penguin Books, 1973. Shipley, D. R. A Commentary on Plutarch’s Life of Agesilaos. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1997. Michael S. Fitzgerald See also: Archidamus II of Sparta; King’s Peace; Leuctra, Battle of.

Morgan See also: Literature; Performing Arts. 20 Aetolian League The Aetolian League was a confederation of small towns and villages drawn together by the desire for mutual defense and financial gain. e. Category: Organizations and institutions; government and politics Locale: West-central Greece Summary Because of the ruggedness of their homeland, the Aetolians long remained on the periphery of Hellenic history. e. , then drove across central Greece and acquired influence in Thessaly and the western Peloponnese.

Although the league survived, its importance and influence withered. , Aetolia was depopulated. Further Reading Cartledge, Paul, and Antony Spawforth. Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities. 2d ed. London: Routledge, 2002. 21 Aetolian League Larsen, J. A. O. Greek Federal States. London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Scholten, Joseph B. E. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Denvy A. Bowman See also: Antiochus the Great; Classical Greece; Delphi; Hellenistic Greece; Philip V.

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