Since the battle of Leuctra the villagers had rebuilt their walls and defied a Spartan army.
After this achievement he advanced from the seaboard and encamped in Leuctra on Thespian territory.
Nine years after Leuctra he won the Battle of Mantinea, dying on the field.
This order was used by the celebrated Epaminondas at the battles of Leuctra and Mantinea.
Antalcidas continued in favour with Artaxerxes, until the annihilation of Spartan supremacy at Leuctra diminished his influence.
At Leuctra, Epaminondas diminished, by one-half, the depth of his men; he formed square phalanxes of fifty men to a side.
Then after the battle of Leuctra the Thebans acquired paramount influence.
At Leuctra, it simply acted to the right and took the enemy in the flank and in reverse.
In 371 he led the relief force which was sent to aid the survivors of the battle of Leuctra.
After Leuctra, if the point of view is no longer exclusively Spartan, the narrative of events is hardly less incomplete.