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a former town in Boeotia

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a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC

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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.
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.
From Plataea to Potidaea: Studies in the history and historiography of the Pentecontaetia.
We do not live amidst recurrent war, as Plataea did.
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 as footnotes.
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.