Sacred War

The term Sacred War can refer to a number of wars:

  • a series of wars carried out by members of the Amphictyonic League:
    • First Sacred War (595 BC-585 BC)
    • Second Sacred War (449 BC-448 BC)
    • Third Sacred War (356 BC–346 BC)
  • the song Svyaschennaya Voyna

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Third Sacred War - Settlement of The Sacred War - Preliminaries
... Athens and Macedon had been at war since 356 BC, after Philip's capture of the Athenian colonies of Pydna and Potidea ... Philip had then been drawn into the Sacred war, on behalf of the Thessalians, as described above ... Since Athens was also a combatant in the Sacred war, the war between Athens and Macedon being inextricably linked with the progress of the Sacred War ...
Social War (357–355 BC) - Further Reading
... "A Note on the Dating of the Social War" ... "Epaminondas and the Genesis of the Social War" ... "Athens after the Social War" ...
Second Sacred War
... The Second Sacred War took place between 449 BC-448 BC and resulted in an indirect confrontation between Athens and Sparta during the so-called First Peloponnesian War ... The war erupted when Sparta detached Delphi from Phocis and rendered it independent, handing it back to the Delphians ... In contrast to the Third Sacred War, this war was short and not so bitter ...
Third Sacred War - Sources and Chronology
... The ancient sources for the Third Sacred War are scant, and generally lacking in firm chronological information ... his purpose, which was to illustrate moral lessons from history his account of the Third Sacred War therefore contains many gaps ... Beyond Diodorus, further details of the Sacred War can be found in the orations of Athenian statesmen, primarily Demosthenes and Aeschines, which have survived intact ...

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