Modern name for organization of Greek states created by Philip II of Macedon after Chaeronea: the details were agreed at Corinth. It provided (despite various Macedonian garrisons) for the autonomy of all signatories and required collective action against states which contravened its terms. New features reflected Philip's intention to use it as the basis for his relations with the Greek states. Signatories swore not to overthrow the kingdom of Philip and his descendants; there was a meeting to take decisions, and a leader: Philip himself. The military obligations of members were determined by size.
Subjects: Classical Studies.