Delian League

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Delian League

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Delian Confederacy

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(Historical Terms) an alliance of ancient Greek states formed in 478–77 bc to fight Persia

Delian League

A confederacy of Greek city-states led by Athens against Persia.
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To this end he attempted to bring about a Greek union, but, when resisted by Sparta, he converted the Delian Confederacy into an Athenian empire.