The war is named after Chremonides, an Athenian politician who negotiated an alliance with Sparta against Macedonian domination. Despite support from Ptolemy II Philadelpus of Egypt, the alliance was defeated.
Bouchard, Elsa. "Chremonidean War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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