The Battle of Leuctra 371 BC


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  1. You forgot the most important part:

    "The Laconians were taught to keep flutes in their army; who, advancing before them into battle, would always sound the charge. And I know that the oracle had promised victory to the Laconians, so long as they continued to use flutes in their army, and did not fight against those who kept flutes. The battle of Leuctra confirmed this prediction; for there the Laconians, without the music of flutes, fought against the Thebans, who always used flutes in battle; so that the god seemed to have foretold directly that the Thebans would defeat the Laconians." – Polyaenus, Strategems

    Lesson: behind every great generals there's a great woodwind section.

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