from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of central Greece southwest of Thebes. It was the site of a major Greek victory over the Persians in 479 B.C.
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- n. a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
- n. a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC
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