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  • The Thessalians now applied to Thebes; Pelopidas, who was sent to their assistance, was treacherously seized and thrown into prison (368), and it was necessary to send Epaminondas with a large army to secure his release.
  • He showed great heroism in the defence of Sparta against Epaminondas immediately before the battle of Mantineia (362).
  • In 370 B.C. Epaminondas besieged it unsuccessfully for three days.
  • The Phocian levy took part in Epaminondas' inroads into Peloponnesus, except in the final campaign of Mantinea (370-62), from which their contingent was withheld.
  • Callicratidas pronounced against the enslavement of Greeks by Greeks, but violated his own principle, to which, however, Epaminondas and Pelopidas appear to have been faithful.

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