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History (4)

Participation in the fights of the Greeks

LEPREON (Ancient city) ILIA

Battle of Plataea

. . . one thousand Troezenians were posted, and after them two hundred men of Lepreum, then four hundred from Mycenae and Tiryns

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FIGALIA (Ancient city) ILIA

Phigalians and Oresthasians

   When the Lacedaemonians attacked the Arcadians and invaded Phigalia, they overcame the inhabitants in battle and sat down to besiege the city. When the walls were in danger of capture the Phigalians ran away, or perhaps the Lacedaemonians let them come out under a truce.The Phigalians who escaped resolved to go to Delphi and ask the god about their return. The Pythian priestess said that if they took with them one hundred picked men from Oresthasium, these would die in the battle, but through them the Phigalians would be restored to their city. When the Oresthasians heard of the oracle delivered to the Phigalians, all vied with one another in their eagerness to be one of the picked hundred and take part in the expedition to Phigalia. They advanced against the Lacedaemonian garrison and fulfilled the oracle in all respects. For they fought and met their end gloriously; expelling the Spartans they enabled the Phigalians to recover their native land.

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ALIFIRA (Ancient city) ILIA


   After the co-settlement of Megalopolis Aliphera was still a town that belonged to Arcadia until 244 BC, when Lydiades, tyrant of Megalopolis, gave it to the Eleans. So, when the war among the allies started, Aliphera was considered an enemy by the Achaeans. It is possible that Philip would not have attacked the town, had it remained neutral. The Eleans, however, had asked the Aetolians to help them and the Aetolian Phillidas sent mercenaries to Aliphera. This fact made Philip attack first the walls of Aliphera and then the town, setting its acropolis in fire. The Alipherans surrendered in order to save themselves and the Macedonians established a garrison in Aliphera. It was a man named Cleonymus that freed Aliphera from that garrison, as well as from the pirates that had reached it (Ekd. Athinon, Pausaniou Periegissis, vol. 4, pp.282-288, note4).

SKILLOUS (Ancient city) ILIA


The Lacedaemonians afterwards separated Scillus from Elis and gave it to Xenophon, the son of Grylus, when he had been exiled from Athens.

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