Boiotia and the Boiotian League, 432-371 B.C. by Robert J. Buck

By Robert J. Buck

The background of the federal nation of Boiotia from the outbreak of the Peloponnesian battle in 432 BC to the triumph of the states over its enemies in 371 BC is the focal point of Professor Buck's learn. it's specially fascinating as the federation underwent such a lot of alterations. The interaction of political factions with exterior enemies and with clashing ideologies makes it worthwhile to check.

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The history of this period is full of difficult problems. 1 Part of the trouble is that the three main sources, Xenophon's Hellenika, the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, and Pausanias, do not agree in crucial areas on what happened or why it happened, and there is a temptation to pick and choose from the sources whatever fits one's preconceptions. Thebes and the Boiotian League had, from the end of the Peloponnesian War, grown increasingly hostile to their old ally, Sparta. 2 The faction that had dominated the state for most of the War, that of Leontiades and his friends, was losing power and influence to another one, that of Ismenias.

One might infer that it was a successful Boiotian attempt to relieve pressure on their allies by attacking at harvest season and ravaging the land of the towns from which, presumably, most of the invaders of Lokris had come. " The Boiotians marched into Phokis from their forward base 36 Robert J. Buck at Orchomenos ravaging the land and eventually withdrawing. Their route took them back by way of Hyampolis to Orchomenos, where they no doubt disbanded. The faction of Leontiades, Asias and Koiratadas was, as we have emphasized, usually pro-Spartan; it was doubtless supported by Sparta.

One may infer, however, that it did alert the Boiotians to weaknesses in their own mobilization system, ones that were quickly rectified, to judge by their swift reaction a few years later at Delion. Herakleia Boiotia seems to have supported, or at least not opposed, the Spartan foundation of Herakleia in Trachis in 427/6. At first the colony did nothing except irritate its northern neighbours and give the Boiotians a buffer between themselves and their ancient enemy Thessaly;35 but it gave Sparta a foothold in an area where Spartan and Boiotian interests might not necessarily coincide.

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