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Menecleidas
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(Μενεκλείδας/Menekleídas). Theban orator and politician of the 4th century BC. The main source (Plut. Pelopidas 25, 290f-291d) does describe him as a man powerful in speech, but also as a man of intrigue, who forced Epameinondas out of the boeotarchy, and who tried to disparage Pelopidas by playing off Charon against him. In a paranomy lawsuit (accusation of proposing an illegal resolution), a large fine was imposed on Menecleidas, but this did not prevent him from further agitation against Thebes. Nepos (Epaminondas 5,2) li…

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Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Menecleidas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e732170>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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