League of Corinth

The League of Corinth, also referred to as the Hellenic League (from Greek Ἑλληνικός Hellenikos, "pertaining to Greece and Greeks"[1][2][3]), was a confederation of Greek states created by Philip II[4] 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.[5][6][7]

Hellenic League
Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο
338 BC/337 BC–322 BC
Vergina Sun, Greek rayed solar symbol of Macedonia
The Hellenic League after the death of Philip II
CapitalPella
Common languagesAncient Greek
Religion
Ancient Greek religion
GovernmentHegemony
Hegemon, Strategos Autokrator of Greece 
 338 BC/337 BC
Philip II
 336 BC
Alexander III, the Great
 302 BC
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
 224 BC
Antigonus III Doson
LegislatureSynedrion
History 
 Established
338 BC/337 BC
 Disestablished
322 BC
Preceded by
Succeeded by
City states
Macedon
Empire of Alexander the Great

King Philip was initially urged by Isocrates (in Isocrates' Philppus oration), in 346 BC, to unify Greece against the Persians.[8][9]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.[10]