| Share
 

Sacred War

(1) A war undertaken by the Amphictyonic League against the Cirrhaeans, in defence of Delphi. (B.C. 594-587.)

(2) A war waged by the Athenians for the restoration of Delphi to the Phocians, from whom it had been taken. (B.C. 448-447.)

(3) A war in which the Phocians, who had seized Delphi, were conquered by Philip of Macedon. (B.C. 346.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Sacred War from Infoplease:

  • Sacred War - Sacred War (1) A war undertaken by the Amphictyonic League against the Cirrhaeans, in defence of ...
  • Phocis - Phocis Phocis , ancient region of central Greece. It included Delphi, Mt. Parnassus, and Elatea; ...
  • amphictyony - amphictyony amphictyony , in ancient Greece, a league connected with maintaining a temple or ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: S - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "S"

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring