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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.
85] reports that cities that "missed" one decisive battle at Plataea had the cash-poor, battlefield-rich Plataeans construct empty tombs to glorify their heroic dead ten years later.
Unlike Thucydides, Waterfield doesn't mention Athens's offer to submit to arbitration to avoid war, and he underreports Sparta's war crimes, such as the massacre of the Plataeans.
The Spartans butchered the Plataeans despite the Plataean appeals to justice simply because they could.
In the battle Callimachus, commanded (by tradition) the right wing, the Plataeans held the left, leaving -- as often in ancient engagement -- a deliberately weak centre.