Corinthian War

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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.

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