meaning of battle of plataea

battle of plataea meaning in General Dictionary

a defeat associated with the Persian military because of the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC

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It was said to have been founded by Megarians and Argives under Byzas about 6S7 B.C., but the original settlement having been destroyed in the reign of Darius Hystaspes by the satrap Otanes, it was recolonized by the Spartan Pausanias, who wrested it from the Medes after the battle of Plataea (479 B.C.) - a circumstance which led several ancient chroniclers to ascribe its foundation to him.

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