Early Hellenistic Corinth Between Antigonid Macedon and the Achaian League

Early Hellenistic Corinth Between Antigonid Macedon and the Achaian League

Michael D. Dixon (History, University of Southern Indiana)
Monday, March 7 / 12:00 PM
HSSB 4041

Corinth, like many Greek poleis (“city-states”), did not enjoy full autonomy and freedom during the Hellenistic period.  Between the battles of Chaironeia (338 BC) and Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Corinth was almost continuously under the control of Antigonid Macedon, except for a brief time (243-224 BC) when it belonged to the Achaian League.  This talk focuses on Corinth’s experience as a member state of the Achaian League.  It scrutinizes the widely-held perception that the Corinthians enjoyed greater freedom and autonomy under the Achaian League than they had under the Macedonians.

Sponsored by the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program and the IHC’s Ancient Borderlands RFG.

Website: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/research/borderlands.html