Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Spartan Hegemony (401–399 Bc)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

During the years immediately following the surrender of Athens, Sparta can reasonably be called the hegemon of Greece. Eleians of the fifth century extended their power southwards to the Neda River. In 471 the Eleians had gathered the small cities of the region, Lepreon included, into the new city of Elis. Like the legendary synoikismos of Athens, that of Elis did not entail the destruction of Lepreon but rather a transfer of power to the new city. The Spartans, however, could not have been pleased by the growth of Eleian power on their borders. The Eleians originally planned to join their allies at Mantineia to fight the Spartans in open battle, but withdrew their forces, when their allies decided not to use the combined army to conquer Lepreon. Both before and immediately after the Eleian War Sparta contended with the problem of Lysandros and his large ambitions.

Keywords: Eleian War; Lepreon; Lysandros; Mantineia; Spartan hegemony

10.1163/9789047400103_003
/content/books/b9789047400103s003
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Aegean Greece in the Fourth Century BC — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation