ARAT (Aratos) from Sikiona( Greek politician, author of memoirs)
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Arat, Aratos, from Sikiona, 271-213 gg. BC. e., Greek politician, author of memoirs. In 251 g. Sikion he freed from tyranny, and then the first of the Dorian cities included him in the Achaean League. Elected to the 245 for the first time strategist for the Union, for many years directed its policy. He tried to free the Peloponnesus from the influence of the Macedonian. However, during the war with the king of Sparta, Cleomenes III concluded a truce with the Macedonian king Antigonus Dawson, giving him Corinth. In 224 g. together with him created the Hellenic Union. In his memoirs (Hypomnemata) in 30 books, presented the case Achaean League in the period of its greatest strength (s. 245-222 gg.) On the background history of the Peloponnesian states. The product had a pronounced proaheyskie trends, and his own political activities, presented a apologetic. Style memories, simple and concrete, not gained acceptance among readers. Memories used in his work, Polybius and Plutarch in the Life of Arata.