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Common Peace

Common Peace (κοινὴ εἰρήνη‎), the phrase used by Diodorus (3) Siculus, following Ephorus, and by some contemporaries (though not by Demosthenes (2), Isocrates, or Xenophon (1)) to describe a series of peace-treaties in Greece in the 4th cent. bce, applicable to all cities on the basis of autonomy. Such treaties were concluded in 387/6 (the King's Peace), 375, 371 twice, 365 (possibly), 362/1, and 338/7 (see corinth, league of), and proposed on other occasions; their principles strongly influenced the foreign policies of leading cities between 387 and 338 and were used as the basis of their relations with Greece by Philip (1) II, Alexander (3) the Great, and Antigonus (1) I the One-eyed.

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