The League of the Aitolians
The Aitolians have had a bad press, regarded as pirates and brigands, and their state as a pirate state built on terrorist tactics. This book treats them as what they really were, a normal Hellenistic state. They constructed an original and successful polity which provided peace and prosperity for its inhabitants, and played a major part in Greek history for a century and a half. The approach is chronological, beginning with the origin and formation of the league and its early expansion, and then dealing with its long duel with Macedon, and concluding with its destruction by Rome. This is the first full account of the history of the league which approaches it as an independent state rather than as the enemy of other states and peoples. It complements the standard histories of the other Hellenistic states.
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A Pirate State?
The Beginning of the League Before 335
The First Phase 300278
The Second Phase 278260
A Generation of Peace 270245
The Challenge from Achaia 245239
The Social Problem and the Causes of the Fourth
The Fourth Macedonian War 199197
The Break with Rome 197192
1 The Seleukid Alliance 192191
2 Aitolia Alone 191189
The Roman Client 189167
The End of the League From 167
The Achievements of the League
JSTOR: The Politics of Plunder
Both give an outline of the history of Aitolia in the fifth and early fourth centuries BC (Grainger, The League of the Aitolians 29-53, Scholten 9-25) ...
Aetolian League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The League of the Aitolians by John D. Grainger; The Politics of Plunder:Aitolians and Their Koinon in the Early Hellenistic Era by Joseph B. Scholten ...
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