Some articles on amphictyonic council, council:
... The Amphictyonic Council was a council of representatives from six Greek tribes that controlled Delphi and also the quadrennial Pythian Games ... Over time, the town of Delphi gained more control of itself and the council lost much of its influence ...
... The Athenian council recommended that the peace be rejected, and Thermopylae be occupied in order to help save Phocis since, as far at the Athenian embassy knew, Philip's troops were still in Pherae ... of acting on the previous recommendation of the council, the Assembly instead passed a motion re-affirming the Peace of Philocrates ... would not be decided by him, but by the Amphictyonic Council ...
Famous quotes containing the word council:
“Daughter to that good Earl, once President
Of Englands Council and her Treasury,
Who lived in both, unstaind with gold or fee,
And left them both, more in himself content.
Till the sad breaking of that Parliament
Broke him, as that dishonest victory
At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty,
Killd with report that old man eloquent;”
—John Milton (16081674)