Boeotian War

Boeotian War

Epaminondas defending Pelopidas at the Siege of Mantinea (385 BC), William Rainey
Date378–371 BC
Location
Mainland Greece
Result Start of Theban Hegemony
Belligerents
Peloponessian League Boeotian League
Commanders and leaders
Agesilaus II
Cleombrotus I
Epaminondas
Pelopidas
Pammenes
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Boeotian or Theban War broke out in 378 BC as the result of a revolt in Thebes against Sparta. The war saw Thebes become dominant in the Greek World at the expense of Sparta. However, by the end of the war Thebes’ greatest leaders, Pelopidas and Epaminondas, were both dead and Thebes power already waning, allowing for the Rise of Macedon.