Visual Timeline: Epaminondas
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420 BCE - 362 BCE: Life of Theban general Epaminondas.
386 BCE: Theban general Epaminondas saves the life of Pelopidas at Mantinea.
371 BCE - 362 BCE: Thebes is the dominant city-state in Greece.
371 BCE: Thebes, led by Epaminondas, defeats Sparta in the Battle of Leuctra.
369 BCE: Theban general Epaminondas is tried for treason but the charges are dropped.
369 BCE: Theban generals Pelopidas and Epaminondas are both charged with exceeding their term of office but are acquitted.
367 BCE: Theban general Epaminondas rescues fellow general Pelopidas from Alexander of Pherai in Thessaly.
366 BCE: Theban general Epaminondas builds a fleet to harass the Athenian Empire.
362 BCE: Indecisive Battle of Matinea where Thebes fought against Sparta and Athens. Theban general Epaminondas is killed.