Amphictyonies
Amphictyony Am*phic"ty*o*ny, n.; pl. {Amphictyonies}. [Gr. ?.] (Grecian Hist.) A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object was to maintain the common interests of Greece. [1913 Webster]

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  • amphictyony — /am fik tee euh nee/, n., pl. amphictyonies. (in ancient Greece) any of the leagues of states, esp. the league at Delphi, united for mutual protection and the worship of a common deity. [1825 35; < Gk Amphiktyonía. See AMPHICTYON, Y3] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • amphictyonie — [ ɑ̃fiktjɔni ] n. f. • 1762; gr. amphiktuonia ♦ Hist. gr. Association de cités grecques à caractère religieux, placée sous le patronage d un dieu. ● amphictyonie nom féminin (grec amphiktuonia) Assemblée qui, dans l ancienne Grèce, réunissait… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hégémonie — [ eʒemɔni ] n. f. • 1840; egimonie 1815; gr. hêgemonia, de hêgemôn « chef » 1 ♦ Didact. Suprématie d une cité, d un peuple, dans les fédérations ou amphictyonies. Lutte de Sparte et d Athènes pour l hégémonie de la Grèce. 2 ♦ Mod. Domination… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Amphictyony — Am*phic ty*o*ny, n.; pl. {Amphictyonies}. [Gr. ?.] (Grecian Hist.) A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object was to maintain the common interests of Greece. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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