Leuctra


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Leuc·tra

 (lo͞ok′trə)
A village of ancient Greece southwest of Thebes. It was the site of a major Spartan defeat by the Thebans (371 bc).
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Leuctra

(ˈluːktrə)
n
(Placename) an ancient town in Greece southwest of Thebes in Boeotia: site of a victory of Thebes over Sparta (371bc), which marked the end of Spartan military supremacy in Greece
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The Lacedaemonians next governed it twenty-nine years; at a subsequent period, after the battle of Leuctra, the Thebans had their turn of domination.
The war did not truly end until, in 371, Thebes' crack infantry resoundingly defeated Sparta at Leuctra, forever shattering the myth of Spartan military supremacy.
Harnessing tactical changes in the Theban hoplite phalanx made by Gorgidas and Pelopidas, especially the development of the striking force called the "Sacred Band," Epaminondas was able to expand the power of Thebes and famously defeated the Spartan army at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE.
Felder, 1867) 169 Megeuptychia antonoe (Cramer, 1775) 170 Pseudodebis zimri (Butler, 1869) 171 Taygetis inconspicua Draudt, 1931 172 Taygetis leuctra Butler, 1870 173 Taygetis uncinata Weymer, 1907 174 Taygetis uzza Butler, 1869 Charaxinae 175 Hypna clytemnestra mexicana A.
Thebes won two remarkable victories, at Leuctra in 371 and Mantinea in 362, where its outstanding general, Epaminondas, demonstrated that the phalanx system could be adapted to achieve decisive tactical manoeuvre in the face of the enemy.
Abstract: Since morphological markers are recognized as useful tools to evaluate events of anthropic disturbances we performed a preliminary study on head shape variability in the riverine-dwelling Leuctra fusca larvae as early alarm systems in running waters.
Description of a new species of Leuctra and notes on Nemoura sinensis from Hangchow.
Peter Funke's paper "Between Mantinea and Leuctra" serves both as the introductory chapter and as a test-case.
The battle of Leuctra was fought in 371 BC and represents a turning point in Greek history.
The concentration of forces, for instance, affected the outcome of the battle at Leuctra (in Boetia) in 371 BCE, where the Thebans defeated the Spartans, in the same way it did in the German invasion of France in May 1940.