Pelopidas


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Pelopidas

(pĭlŏp`ĭdəs), d. 364 B.C., Theban general. When the Spartans seized the citadel of Thebes (now Thívai) in 382, he fled to Athens and prepared the coup that recovered the city (379). He fostered and commanded the Sacred Band, an elite corps that sparked the Theban victories against Sparta at Tegyra (375) and Leuctra (371). Under Epaminondas he joined in the invasion (370–369) of the Peloponnesus. On an expedition into Macedon (368) he was captured by the Thessalian Alexander of Pherae, but Epaminondas rescued him. Pelopidas went the next year to Persia as ambassador to Artaxerxes. He was killed at the hour of victory in a battle with the Thessalians at Cynoscephalae (now Khalkodhónion hills). Plutarch wrote his life.

Pelopidas

 

Born circa 410 B.C., in Thebes; died 364 B.C. Ancient Greek statesman and general.

Pelopidas helped organize an anti-Spartan democratic coup in Thebes in 379 B.C. In 378 B.C. and in subsequent years he was repeatedly elected boeotarch, one of the chief magistrates of the Boeotian League. Under his leadership the Thebans were victorious over the Spartans at Tanagra in 377 and Tegyra in 375. In 371 B.C., Pelopidas played an important role in routing the Spartans at Leuctra, and in 369 B.C. he led the Thebans against Macedonia and the tyrant Alexander of Pherae. He was killed in a battle against the latter at Cynoscephalae.

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14) In addition to the few references to Epaminondas in the Life of Agesilaus, Plutarch describes several actions of Epaminondas in his Life of Pelopidas (a contemporary Theban leader).
The basis for Hardy's play is a very scant account from the life of Pelopidas, the Theban leader, who, leading troops against the Spartans, had a vision nearby the tombs of Scedasus's daughters: "Il y a en celle campagne des sepultures des filles d'un Scedasus, que Ion appelle, a cause du lieu, les Leuctrides, pource quelles y furent enterrees, apres avoir este violees & forcees par des hostes Spartiates passans: cest acte estant si malheureux & si meschant, le pere neantmoins n'en peut avoir reparation ny vengeance en Lacedemoine, & pourtant apres avoir mauldit les Lacedemoniens des plus horribles & plus execrables maledictions 8c imprecations, dont il se peut adviser, il se tua luy mesme dessus les tumbeaux de ses filles.
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o las de los Pelopidas o de los troyanos o algun otro tema semejante, o no se le debe dejar que explique estos males como obra divina, o si lo dice, tendra que inventar alguna razon parecida a la que estamos ahora buscando (exeureteon autois skhedon hon nun hemeis logon zetoumen), y decir que las acciones divinas fueron justas y buenas, y que el castigo redundo en beneficio del culpable".
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Pelopidas gained the king's favor by arguing that the Thebans were the only Greeks who had consistently sided with Persia as proved, inter alia, by their refusal both to join Agesilaus' campaign and to let him sacrifice in Aulis at the place where Agamemnon had sacrificed before he left to conquer Troy (Xen.
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