- an ancient city in S Greece, in Arcadia: battles 362 b.c., 223 b.c.
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The Arcadians with this information before them kept quiet inside Mantinea.Hellenica
Epaminondas, the great Theban general who fell at Mantinea, 362 b.c.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
Having done that, he next invested Mantinea and began to besiege it.
The capture of Mantinea was immediately after a defeat by Cleomenes.
The Spartans and allies defeated at Mantinea by Epaminondas; he is slain.
- (in ancient Greece) a city in E Arcadia; site of several battles
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