In the Hellenistic period it gained inportance as a fortress by which the Macedonian rulers controlled central Greece.
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Native cults the Hellenistic kings thought it good policy to patronize.
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All the Hellenistic courts felt it a great part of prestige to be filled with the light of Hellenic culture.