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This article is about the city in Achaea, which should not be confused with Pellene in Lacedaemon or Pallene.

Pellene[pronunciation?] was the easternmost ancient Greek city-state (polis) in Achaea. The ruins are southwest of Xylokastro. The city sided with Sparta throughout the Peloponnesian War. It was a member of the Achaean League until that League was dissolved by Alexander the Great. In the fourth century it was ruled for some time by a tyrant. Some time after the fall of Antigonus Monophthalmus at the Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC, Pellene was garrisoned by the Aetolian League until this garrison was expelled by Aratus of Sicyon and the Achaeans in the 240s BC.[1] Then Pellene joined the revived Achaean League until the League was incorporated into the Roman Empire in 146 BC.


  1. ^ Polybius IV.8.4

Coordinates: 38°02′40″N 22°32′30″E / 38.04444°N 22.54167°E / 38.04444; 22.54167