Third Sacred War

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Historical Context Note

Phocis seized the sanctuary of Delphi with the help of Athens and Sparta. The war over the liberation of Delphi gave Philip II of Macedonia one of his first opportunities to gain political influence in Greece with the destruction of Phocis in 346 BC.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Third Sacred War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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