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(Biography) ?418–362 bc, Greek Theban statesman and general: defeated the Spartans at Leuctra (371) and Mantinea (362) and restored power in Greece to Thebes


(ɪˌpæm əˈnɒn dəs)

418?–362 B.C., Greek Theban general and statesman.
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I had the honour to have much conversation with Brutus; and was told, "that his ancestor Junius, Socrates, Epaminondas, Cato the younger, Sir Thomas More, and himself were perpetually together:" a sextumvirate, to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.
After the death of Epaminondas, Philip of Macedon was made captain of their soldiers by the Thebans, and after victory he took away their liberty.
Certainly there be, whose fortunes are like Homer's verses, that have a slide and easiness more than the verses of other poets; as Plutarch saith of Timoleon's fortune, in respect of that of Agesilaus or Epaminondas.
Diogenes, Socrates, and Epaminondas, are gentlemen of the best blood who have chosen the condition of poverty when that of wealth was equally open to them.
I love and honor Epaminondas, but I do not wish to be Epaminondas.
less pertinent than Epaminondas or Homer being there?
Michaelides had told Petrides that a department employing 25 people could not justify the existence of two executive heads -- in addition to executive chairman Petrides, the CRTA is co-headed by executive director Neophytos Epaminondas.
LORENZATO: E Voce nem imagina imagina que epaminondas sou eu [And you can not imagine that Epaminondas is me], curated by Rivane Neuenschwander and Alexandre da Cunha
In a 4-3 verdict on Monday, a Greek jury found Epaminondas Korkoneas, 38, guilty of intentionally shooting 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 06, 2008.
7) I suggest this number because Epaminondas put all the Thebans into his left wing and left the centre and the right wing to the allies.
Marias, Epaminondas (2011c), "How to tame the debt beast", Athens News, 14 February, page 14.
If anything, the Thebans were so successful in breaking Sparta's power because their intentions resonated with a power transformation, both regional and throughout the Peloponnese, that was already well underway by the time Epaminondas marched on Sparta.