Two Friends Talk History

Ancient Greek Federalism: the Achaean Koinon

June 05, 2021 An ArchaeoArtist Production Season 2 Episode 17
Two Friends Talk History
Ancient Greek Federalism: the Achaean Koinon
Show Notes

In this episode, Zofia is joined by the creator of Hellenistic History website and outreach, Dr Elke Close, to discuss the Achaean League (koinon) of the Greeks during the second century BCE. We chat about the different tools she used to investigate ancient federalism from Polybius, epigraphy to numismatics, and ultimately, the showdown with Rome at the Battle of Corinth in 146 BCE.

Tangents include: Polybius picking fights, the magical city of Megalopolis and more!

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Music by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples
Image credits: cover illustrations and map by Zofia Guertin. 

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