Second Messenian War

The Second Messenian War was a war which occurred ca. 660–650 BC between the Ancient Greek states of Messenia and Sparta,[1][2] with localized resistance possibly lasting until the end of the century.[3] It started around 40 years after the end of the First Messenian War with the uprising of a slave rebellion. Other scholars, however, assign earlier dates, claiming, for example, that 668 BC is the date of the war's start, pointing at Sparta's defeat at the First Battle of Hysiae as a possible catalyst for the uprising.[4] Current events concerning this war are stated, too.

Second Messenian War
Dateca. 660–650 BC
Location
Result Spartan victory
Territorial
changes
Messenia remains under Spartan control
Belligerents
Messenia
Arcadia
Sicyon
Elis
Argos
Sparta
Corinth
Lepreum
Cretan mercenaries
Commanders and leaders
Aristomenes
Androcles
Fidas
Aristocrates II
Anaxander
Anaxidamus
Tyrtaeus
Emperamus