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  • An ancient city of southern Greece in the eastern Peloponnesus. Thebes defeated Sparta here in 362 BC.

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  • proper noun The site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC.

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  • noun the site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC


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  • Argives having had the city bestowed on them by Antigonus, and resolving to people it, he being then chosen as the new founder, and being general at that time, decreed that it should no longer be called Mantinea, but Antigonea, which name it still bears.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003

  • Ephors heard of the battle at Mantinea, which is mentioned by

    Plutarch's Lives Volume III. 46-120? Plutarch 1839

  • On the next morning, as day broke, he sacrificed in front of the army; and observing a mustering of men from the city of Mantinea on the hills which overhung the rear of his army, he decided that he must lead his troops out of the hollow by the quickest route.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Mantinea, and employed himself in ravaging the country district and sacking the farmsteads; while the troops of the Arcadians who were mustered in Asea stole by night into Tegea.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Leaving Orchomenus at the first streak of dawn, he passed Mantinea still under cover of darkness.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Is it possible that a treaty of alliance between Mantinea and Lacedaemon for thirty years was formally signed in B.C.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Whilst they were debating these points, the Lacedaemonians had incorporated the men of Tegea and the men of Mantinea, and were ready to debouch into the bimarine region. 256 And as the two armies advanced almost at the same time, the Corinthians and the rest reached the Nemea,257 and the Lacedaemonians and their allies occupied Sicyon.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Argives deserted the alliance [with Mantinea, Athens, and Elis, making a new treaty of alliance with Lacedaemon for fifty years] the Mantineans held out for a time, but without the Argives they were helpless, and so they came to terms with the Lacedaemonians, and gave up their claims to supremacy over the cities in Arcadia, which had been subject to them ....

    Hellenica 2007

  • Mantinea into a single state and to fortify the town. 588 The proceeding was not overlooked by the Lacedaemonians, who thought it would be hard if this were done without their consent.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Meanwhile news came of the arrival of the Theban reinforcements at Mantinea, on the strength of which they left Heraea and hastened to fraternise607 with their

    Hellenica 2007


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