Were juntas, lit. ‘ten‐man rules’, established under the aegis of Lysander in parts of the former Athenian empire (see delian league) following Sparta's victory in the Peloponnesian War. They were absolute dictatorships, sometimes supported by a garrison under a Spartan commander known as a harmost. They collected their city's share of the war‐tax levied by Sparta and in other ways functioned as instruments of Sparta's short‐lived Aegean empire.
Subjects: Classical Studies.