But his was not the nature of Epaminondas, to doff his natural supereminence and sweep the streets.
Of the effect of Pythagoras' teaching on Epaminondas I have already spoken.
My heart throbbed high at the sight of the helmet of Miltiades and the spear that was broken in the breast of Epaminondas.
Epaminondas is praised for that he would not lie, no not in jest.
This time Epaminondas was certainly going to do what mammy had told him.
Let us not, however, think of Epaminondas as acting out of pure benevolence.
To me henceforward they no more belong than the name of Epaminondas, or the life of Tell.
Epaminondas is said to have rarely eaten anything but bread and honey.
As the doctors had foreseen, there was a great rush of blood, and they soon saw that Epaminondas had only a few minutes to live.
The third and in my opinion the most excellent, is Epaminondas.