The people of Mantinea revolted from the Thebans, and solicited aid from the Lacedæmonians.
Having done that, he next invested Mantinea and began to besiege it.
In the city of Mantinea there was a citizen named Kleander, of one of the first families, and of great influence.
The capture of Mantinea was immediately after a defeat by Cleomenes.
Mantinea is also famous for another great battle, viz., that between Philopœmen and Machanidas, tyrant of Sparta.
This order was used by the celebrated Epaminondas at the battles of Leuctra and Mantinea.
Nine years after Leuctra he won the Battle of Mantinea, dying on the field.
Passing by Tegea, Agis entered the district of Mantinea, and having pitched his camp began to lay waste the country.
He puts into the mouth of a woman of Mantinea the theory which saps the old doctrine and presents monotheism.
Epaminondas is killed in gaining the victory of Mantinea, and the power of Thebes falls with him.