Battle of Leuctra, 371 BCE

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dept. of History, U.S. Military Academy
published on 24 June 2013

The possible positions taken in the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE between Sparta and Thebes. The Thebans, led by the brilliant general Epaminondas, won the battle and established Thebes as the most powerful polis in Greece.

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