Amphictyonic



of or relating to an amphictyon or an amphictyony.
Historical Examples

But if not efficient in good, the amphictyonic council was not active in evil.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Now, let us consider this special significance of the amphictyonic Council.
Tradition John Francis Arundell

The amphictyonic confederacy, of which she had been a member, left her in the full exercise of her government and her legislation.
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

The amphictyonic council was certainly not a states-general, in which all national affairs were discussed.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

And that federalism was not ethically higher than the spirit of the ancient amphictyonic oath, preserved by Æschines.
The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson

We should almost as soon expect to see an amphictyonic council to regulate the affairs of the whole globe.
The United States and Latin America John Holladay Latan

This passage places in an extremely clear light the relative position of the Games and the amphictyonic Assembly.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

Each city in the twelve amphictyonic tribes, the most unimportant as the most powerful, had the same number of votes.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

It seems that this use of the name (generally employed of the deputies to the amphictyonic council) was peculiarly Dorian.
The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2) Polybius

This, taken in connection with what we know of the amphictyonic Council, reads more like tradition than fiction.
Tradition John Francis Arundell

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