The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

The Years 375 to 371 Bc: A Case Study in the Reliability of Diodorus Siculus and Xenophon

V. J. Graya1

a1 Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Neither the chronology nor the interpretation of the history of the years 375 to 371 BC is yet settled. The date of the peace that followed the Athenian naval victory over Sparta at Alyzeia in Scirophorion 375 is put variously in the second half of 375 or 374 or even in spring 374. The status of the Boeotian cities at the time of the peace as well as the role of the King and the participation of Thebes are controversial, and this affects the interpretation of the peace itself.