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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.
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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
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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.
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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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They also held Harma, Eilesium, and Erythrae; and they had Eleon, Hyle, and Peteon; Ocalea and the strong fortress of Medeon; Copae, Eutresis, and Thisbe the haunt of doves; Coronea, and the pastures of Haliartus; Plataea and Glisas; the fortress of Thebes the less; holy Onchestus with its famous grove of Neptune; Arne rich in vineyards; Midea, sacred Nisa, and Anthedon upon the sea.
Rahe deals with the topography of battlefields, the tactics of commanders, and the logistics of supplying armies (aided by many useful maps); the motives and strategies of states and leading individuals; and scholarly enigmas such as the Themistocles Decree and the Oath of Plataea. He draws upon a wide array of ancient sources beyond Herodotus, and the book is extensively annotated.
Like the classical Greek Poleis of Melos and Plataea, they must choose either surrender or destruction absent external intervention.
(9) The Athenians in 480 were able to erode the Persian fleet's fighting ability at Artemisium, admittedly with the help of a storm, and soon after at Salamis were able to defeat the Persians at sea, making the decisive land battle at Plataea possible and thus saving Greece.
At the Battle of Plataea in 479, Rahe shows, the Greek coalition led by Sparta fielded an imposing ground force, which at its core had almost 40,000 hoplite (citizen-soldier) infantrymen.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balouchistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehrgarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balochistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehergarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.
Hence, the Athenians were on their own, their only ally being Plataea, a small city-state that sent all it could, a small contingent.
Herodotus's History is ostensibly about the war between the Greeks and the Persians, culminating in the battles at Salamis, Artemisium, and Plataea in 480 and 479 BC.
And in Thucydides: Corcyra 1,21-29; Plataea 2,15-18; Melos 5,144-156.