- a town in ancient Greece, in Boeotia: Thebans defeated Spartans here 371 b.c.
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After this achievement he advanced from the seaboard and encamped in Leuctra on Thespian territory.Hellenica
This order was used by the celebrated Epaminondas at the battles of Leuctra and Mantinea.The Art of War
Baron Henri de Jomini
Antalcidas continued in favour with Artaxerxes, until the annihilation of Spartan supremacy at Leuctra diminished his influence.
Then after the battle of Leuctra the Thebans acquired paramount influence.
In 371 he led the relief force which was sent to aid the survivors of the battle of Leuctra.
- an ancient town in Greece southwest of Thebes in Boeotia: site of a victory of Thebes over Sparta (371 bc), which marked the end of Spartan military supremacy in Greece