395 to 386 bc,
fought against Sparta by a combination of Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Persia, and others. The surface cause was trouble between Locris and Phocis, in which Thebes and Sparta intervened; the deeper cause was general fear of Spartan expansionism. The war was fought at sea (where the battle of Cnidus, 394, was a decisive blow to Sparta) and on land round Corinth, hence the name. It was ended by the King's Peace.
Subjects: Classical Studies.