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Examples of Onomarchu
Philip of Macedon seized this opportunity, when so many States were engaged in war, to prosecute his schemes.
The sentence of the council, that Sparta should pay a fine of five hundred talents, was a departure of Grecian custom, and Sparta refused to pay it, which refusal led to her exclusion from the council, the Delphic temple, and the Pythian games, and this exclusion again arrayed the different States of Greece against each other, as to the guardianship of the Oracle itself.
But Philip repaired his losses, marched again into Thessaly, defeated the Phocians, and slew Onomarchus.
In the year 383 B.C., Philip attacked Lyeophron, of Pheræ, in Thessaly.
His conquest of Pheræ was now easy, and he rapidly made himself master of all Thessaly, and expelled Lycophron.
Onomarchus, then victorious over the Thebans, advanced against Philip, and defeated him in two battles, so that the Macedonian army withdrew from Thessaly.