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[ih-pam-uh-non-duh s]
  1. 418?–362 b.c., Theban general and statesman.
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Historical Examples of epaminondas

  • I love and honor Epaminondas, but I do not wish to be Epaminondas.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Speed is the most important in war," Epaminondas of Thebes.

  • To me henceforward they no more belong than the name of Epaminondas, or the life of Tell.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • Epaminondas, the great Theban general who fell at Mantinea, 362 b.c.

  • It had two men of warlike genius, Epaminondas and Pelopidas.

British Dictionary definitions for epaminondas


  1. ?418–362 bc, Greek Theban statesman and general: defeated the Spartans at Leuctra (371) and Mantinea (362) and restored power in Greece to Thebes
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