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Nesiotic League (First)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Ryan Horne
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 27, 2019 03:27 PM History
The Nesiotic league (the League of the Islanders) was a federal organization of Greek poleis in the Cyclades islands, organized in ca.  314/3 BCE under the direction of Antigonus Monophthalmus. Control passed to the Ptolemies ca. 287 BCE; the league eventually dissolved in the mid-3rd century BCE.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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The League of the Islanders is not mentioned in any contemporary literary source; information on the league is from contemporary inscriptions.

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Ryan Horne, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Nesiotic League (First): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 05 August 2020]

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