Mantinea


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Man·ti·ne·a

 (măn′tə-nē′ə)
An ancient city of southern Greece in the eastern Peloponnesus. Thebes defeated Sparta here in 362 bc.

Mantinea

(ˌmæntɪˈneɪə) or

Mantineia

n
1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a city in E Arcadia; site of several battles
2. (Placename) (in ancient Greece) a city in E Arcadia; site of several battles
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Noun1.Mantinea - the site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BCMantinea - the site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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So Herodotus recounts that when the people of Cyrene asked the oracle of Delphi to help them in their dissensions, the oracle told them to go to Mantinea, and the Mantineans lent them Demonax, who acted as a "setter straight" and drew up a new constitution for Cyrene.
The white Assyrtiko of Cyclades or Moschophilero of Mantinea, the Agiorgitiko of Nemea and Xinomavro from northern Greece offer astounding quality and have established themselves firmly on the island.
11) He finally fell due to wounds suffered at the Battle of Mantinea in 362 BCE.
For immediate purposes it is significant that statues of Antinous-Hermes and Antinous-Dionysus Zagreus are known specifically from Delphi and Eleusis, and that Arcadia was an important region in which coins were minted with his image, Pan being one divinity with whom he was identified at Mantinea.
Kimberley Agricultural Investment Pty Ltd and TFS Corporation have been selected for Mantinea and Ord West Bank respectively.
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.
El empleo de la primera persona singular en el lugar del sujeto del verbo matriz epoe demanda la insercion desvinculadora de [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] (lo dicho es responsabilidad de la mujer mantinea, y Socrates, el narrador, no tiene cargo sobre lo que de ello se desprenda).
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Plato writes in the Symposium that Diotima, the woman from Mantinea who educates the young Socrates in the ways of love, tells the seeker after Beauty to use beautiful things like rising stairs; to ascend from admiring the beauty of a body to the beauty of all bodies, from the beauty of bodies to the beauty of customs, from customs to learning, and finally to Beauty itself.
Added to this, numerous violations of its terms occurred, most notably the battle of Mantinea, the largest land battle of the war, pitting Athens and Argos, Athens' new ally, against Sparta.
In combining it with accustomed expressions of mental vision, Plato drew on the language of religious vision in the Symposium, (15) where Diotima, a priestess from Mantinea, initiates Socrates into the mystery of love by telling him the true nature and power of the god Eros.
Polibio (2,56), en su polemica contra Filarco a proposito de su relato sobre la caida de Mantinea, sostiene: