Rahe quotes Herodotus' comment that Persian infantrymen were effectively "'naked [gumnetes]; light-armed troops" when fighting the Spartans at Plataea
And Pausanias, after defeating the Persians at Plataea
, orders that one tenth of all the plunder be assigned as a tithe to the god at Delphi, sufficient to construct two great statues to Zeus and Poseidon (9.
But--Herodotus adds--in the battle at Plataea
Aristodemus made up for all blame brought against him.
The filmmakers reveal Dilios as the narrator almost immediately, showing him speaking to his troops at Plataea
less than six minutes into the movie.
43) Poets and screenwriters may favor Thermopylae, but with their friends' lives on the line, most warriors would prefer Plataea
to Potidaea: Studies in the history and historiography of the Pentecontaetia.
We do not live amidst recurrent war, as Plataea
There is no doubt that hoplite warfare was brutal: at the battle of Plataea
in 479 BCE, a Spartan warrior--named Aeimnestos--killed the Persian general Maradonius by crushing his skull with a rock (Plutarch Aristides 19.
Arimnestos of Plataea
wants to be a bronze-smith like his father, but the chaos of war sees him taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave.
tried to reduce the town of Plataea
with sulphur fumes in the fifth century BC.
Thus, they trumpet Marathon as decisive and treat Thermopylae or Plataea
NATIONAL IN SAUDI ARABIA 480 BC: A Greek fleet outnumbered two to one defeated a Persian fleet at the Battle of Salamis to halt their advance into Europe: the Persian invasion would not be finally defeated until the crushing victory of Plataea
, on land, a year later.
Upon his return, Dilios was not considered a coward and is later credited with leading a Greek alliance to final victory over the Persians at the Battle of Plataea
7) The victorious land battle of Plataea
, which marked the end of the Persian Wars in the aftermath of Salamis, has often been relegated to the realm of a "mop-up" operation.
Another large fire that started yesterday in the town of Plataea
, 40 miles north-west of Athens, was spreading unchecked in western Attica.