This book covers the political, diplomatic, and military history of the Aegean Greeks of the fourth century BC, raising new questions and delving into old disputes and controversies. It includes their power struggles, the Persian involvement in their affairs, and the ultimate Macedonian triumph over Greece. It deals with the political concept of federalism and its relations to the ideal of the polis. The volume concludes with the triumph of Macedonian monarchy over the polis. In dealing with the great public issues of fourth-century Greece, the approach to them includes a combination of sources. The usual literary and archaeological information forms the essential foundation for the topographical examination of every major site mentioned in the text. Numismatic evidence likewise finds its place here.
Preliminary material Prelude: The End of the Peloponnesian War (404–400 Bc) The Spartan Hegemony (401–399 Bc) The Spartan Ascendancy (400–394 Bc) The Corinthian War (395–388 Bc) Konon’S War and the King’S Peace The Apogee of Sparta (386–377 Bc) The Boiotian War (378–371 Bc) Thebes Comes to the Fore (371–362 Bc) Tumult in the North (366–355 Bc) The Sacred War and the Rise of Philip (357–347 Bc) Philip, Athens, and the Northern Aegean (353–343 Bc) The Gathering Storm (342–339 Bc) The Triumph of Philip (339–336 Bc) Epilogue Selected Bibliography Index.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-537) and index.