Battle of Naxos

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Battle of Naxos
Part of the Boeotian War
Naxos Azalas.JPG
Azalas bay, and islet Snt Nicolas, east coast of Naxos
Date376 BC
Result Athenian Victory
Classical Athens Sparta
Commanders and leaders
Chabrias Unknown

At the Battle of Naxos (376 BC) the new Athenian fleet of Chabrias decisively defeated the Spartans. This was the beginning of Athens's recovery of its Aegean hegemony following its loss in the Peloponnesian War. The victory was decided by Phocion's courageous and skillful action on the left wing.[1] In western waters another great Athenian commander, Timotheus, won the battle of Alyzia against Sparta in 374 BC.[2]


  1. ^ Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt (ANRW)=: Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der... - Page 4270 by Hildegard Temporini, Wolfgang Haase
  2. ^ Ancient Greek civilization

Coordinates: 37°06′25″N 25°22′32″E / 37.106821°N 25.375576°E / 37.106821; 25.375576