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3 The Amphictyony was an association of states for the protection of the worship of Apollo at Delphi （Grote, Hist. ii. pp. 284 ff.）. The members of the Amphictyony, among whom the Thebans and the Thessalians were prominent, were now engaged in the Sacred War against the Phocians, seeking to wrest from the latter the control of the Temple. In 338 B. C. Philip had been invited by the Amphictyony to join them against the Phocians.