But anger kills myriads before it is glutted with revenge, as happened in the case of Cyrus and Pelopidas the Theban.
When they arrived at the Persian court the influence of Pelopidas was preponderant with the Persian.
Pelopidas belonged to one of the richest and highest families of Thebes.
One of these was Pelopidas, the leading spirit of the seven.
It had two men of warlike genius, Epaminondas and Pelopidas.
Pelopidas and his associates drive the Spartans from Thebes.
Some of the greatest achievements of Epaminondas and Pelopidas are passed over in silence.
Plutarch speaks again of the Melas in the Life of Pelopidas (c. 16).
At this point of the proceedings Pelopidas was asked by the king, what special clause he desired inserted in the royal rescript.
Epaminondas was the greatest of the Theban generals; Pelopidas was next to Epaminondas.