Battle of Cynoscephalae (364 BC)
- For the later, and better-known battle fought here, see Battle of Cynoscephalae.
|Battle of Cynoscephalae|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Pelopidas†||Alexander of Pherae|
At the Battle of Cynoscephalae (364 BC), the Theban forces of Pelopidas fought against the Thessalian troops of Alexander of Pherae in a battle in which Pelopidas was killed; nevertheless, the Thebans won. The next year, the Theban general Epaminondas avenged Pelopidas' death by a victory over Alexander.
- Ray Jr., Fred Eugene (2012). Greek and Macedonian Land Battles of the 4th Century B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 79.
- Allcroft, Arthur Hadrian (1894). The Decline of Hellas: A History of Greece, 371-321 B.C. London: W. B. Clive, University Correspondence College Press. p. 23.
- Eggenberger, David (1985). An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. Courier Dover Publications. p. 114.
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