In Greek mythology, the Attic War is the conflict between the Amazons and the Athenians, led by Theseus or Heracles. The Amazons fought to free Antiope or her sister Hippolyta from captivity. Per some Greek myths, Heracles abducted Hippolyta during his ninth labor and later gave her to Theseus. Per other myths, Hippolyta was killed during the ninth labor and Theseus, who had joined Hercules during his expedition, abducted Hippolyta's sister Antiope. In all the myths, the Amazons then went to war against the Athenians and were defeated.