Epirote League

Epirote League

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Epirote League was an ancient Greek coalition of Epirote communities. The coalition was established between 370 and 320 BC, (firstly as Molossian league in 370 BC), which helped unify the three main tribes of Epirus (i.e. Molossians, Thesprotians, and Chaonians). The political, economic, and cultural center of the Epirote League was Dodona. Dodone was the religious, political and cultural centre of the Molossian League and later of the Epirote League. Pyrrhus of Epirus became leader of the League in 297 BC. When Corcyra was conquered by the king of Syracuse Agathocles, he offered the island as dowry to his daughter Lanassa on her marriage to Pyrrhus of Epirus. The island then became a member of the Epirote League. It was then perhaps that the settlement of Cassiope was founded to serve as a base for the King of Epirus' expeditions. The island remained in the Epirotic alliance until 255 BC when it became independent after the death of Alexander II of Epirus.The Epirote league was ultimately dismantled around 170 BC.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135749641
  • 9786135749649