Plataea

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Pla·tae·a

 (plə-tē′ə)
An ancient city of central Greece southwest of Thebes, the site of a major Greek victory over the Persians in 479 bc.

Plataea

(pləˈtiːə)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in S Boeotia, traditionally an ally of Athens: scene of the defeat of a great Persian army by the Greeks in 479 bc

Pla•tae•a

(pləˈti ə)

n.
an ancient city in Greece, in Boeotia: Greeks defeated Persians here 479 B.C.
Pla•tae′an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Plataea - a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
Boeotia - a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
2.Plataea - a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BCPlataea - a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC
Boeotia - a district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
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The Greeks, led by their general, Miltiades, attacked the Persian infantry with a force of approximately 9,000 Athenians, plus 1,000 Plataeans, against a Persian force roughly 10 times larger.
The advance party reaches its target and catches the Plataeans by surprise.