League of Corinth
The League of Corinth, also referred to as the Hellenic League (from Greek Ἑλληνικός Hellenikos, "pertaining to Greece and Greeks"), was a confederation of Greek states created by Philip II in 338–337 BC. The League was created in order to unify Greek military forces under Macedonian leadership (hegemony) in their combined conquest of Persia.
|338 BC/337 BC–322 BC|
Vergina Sun, Greek rayed solar symbol of Macedonia
|Common languages||Ancient Greek|
|Religion||Ancient Greek religion|
|Hegemon, Strategos Autokrator of Greece|
• 338 BC/337 BC
• 336 BC
|Alexander III, the Great|
• 302 BC
|Antigonus I Monophthalmus|
• 224 BC
|Antigonus III Doson|
|338 BC/337 BC|
King Philip was initially urged by Isocrates (in Isocrates' Philppus oration), in 346 BC, to unify Greece against the Persians.After the Battle of Chaeronea, the league became controlled by Alexander the Great.
The title 'League of Corinth' was invented by modern historians because the first council of the League took place in Ancient Corinth. The organization was the first time in history that the Greek city-states (with the notable exception of Sparta, which would join only later under Alexander’s terms) would unify under a single political entity.