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History Of Ancient Greece

Lelantine War

The Lelantine War is the earliest recorded war in the ancient Greek times. The war was fought somewhere between 720 B.C. to 680 B.C, between the city states of Chalcis and Eretria.

These two cities were the most powerul of their times and were once allies until fighting erupted over the possession of the fertile plains of Lelanton.

It was a primative war, being fought in the old fashioned way of fighting. It was more then likely that pitched battles between huge forces of Hoplites did not occur, rather the aristocrats of the time dueled it out.

The war ended around the time of 680 B.C. with Chalcis as the slight winner.

These two powerful cities were then over taken by the mighty Spartans and the democratic Athenians. - Copyright 2006