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Introduction to Ancient Greek History - Lecture 23

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Lecture 23 - Twilight of the Polis

In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the growth of a new power: Thebes. Under the leadership of Epaminondas and Pelopidas, Thebes grows into a major power among the Greek cities. In fact, the Thebans even rout the Spartans in a standard hoplite battle in the battle of Leuctra. Finally, Professor Kagan points out that by the time of Theban hegemony, the Greek world had experienced so many wars and conflicts that it opened the door to a powerful leader: Philip of Macedon.

Prof. Donald Kagan
CLCV 205 Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Fall, 2007
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2009-02-24
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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