In the Archaic Period, a collecdtion of states united by bilateral treaties with a single dominant member, or any other group of states under the acknowledged or unacknowledged control of a hegemon. Hegemonies are often contrasted with leagues, of which the members are theoretically equal, but in practice the legalities of an league often conceal a hegemony of the most monarchial type. The most notable hegemonies were those led by Samariopolis, most apparently powerful in the Archaic Period, and that lead by Thekla, which eventually swallowed up the whole archipelago.

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