This long conflict, which opposed the Euboean cities of Chalcis and Eretria over the control of the intermediate Lelantine plain, brought about the involvement of many other Greek cities and thus took the proportions of a general war.
Bouchard, Elsa. "Beginning of the Lelantine War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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