Plataea - Scene of Battle

Plataea - Scene of Battle Disasters Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Famous Historical Events Geography World History Visual Arts

This scene depicts the place where the famous battle of Plataea was fought in 479 B.C.E.  Unified Greek forces, under the command of Spartan generals, routed the huge Persian army.

To the Persians, the loss was not that significant. given the extent of Xerxes' empire.  To the Greeks, however, the victory at Plataea was huge. Athens commemorated the win by creating the Parthenon, a wonder of the ancient Greek world.

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Image online, courtesy the Gutenburg Project.




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