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a battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC)

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The battle of Chaironeia, notoriously difficult to recreate, is treated to five diagrams, supposedly depicting five phases of the battle.
Classical scholars had proposed several hills around Chaironeia as possible battle sites on the basis of Plutarch's description of the event.
In Plutarch's "Life of Sulla," the historian tells how two Chaironeia townsmen aided a great military victory for the Roman general Sulla.
Sulla placed his foot soldiers between the main body of the Pontus forces and Chaironeia, but could not repel the hilltop squadron until two townsmen, Homoloichos and Anaxidamos, offered to lead Roman soldiers up a back pathway on Thourion to surprise the invaders.