[ ih-pam-uh-non-duhs ]

  1. 418?–362 b.c., Theban general and statesman.

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  • Nevertheless, this modern Epaminondas made use of the rattan in his choleric moments, and advised its use!

    The Reign of Greed | Jose Rizal
  • Nothing in Tacitus surpasses the epitaph on Epaminondas, the worthiest man that ever was bred in that nation of Greece.

    Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
  • Epaminondas himself received a severe wound during the combat, and died soon after the issue was decided.

  • "Gin," answered Epaminondas, with an even more extensive smile than before.

    East Angels | Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Epaminondas bent to his oar; the two men looked after him as the boat went on its way towards the outer creek.

    East Angels | Constance Fenimore Woolson

British Dictionary definitions for Epaminondas


/ (ɛˌpæmɪˈnɒndæs) /

  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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