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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I suppose 300-style triremes would be cool, but from a Hollywood point of view, it'd move focus from the proven success of the Spartans, so we instead have to talk about Plataea, which is more of a mop up battle against a demoralized, poorly supplied Persian army.
Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes's hordes face obliteration!
Alexander had thousands of Macedonian and allied soldiers surrounding Thebes including, as Arrian emphasizes, contingents from Plataea, Orchomenus, and Thespiae—three nearby cities that had suffered severely at the hands of the Theban army in the past.
According to Wikipedia, The Battle of Plataea was the final major battle of the Greco-Persian Wars in southern Greece.
Apparently the film will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea.
Maybe the sequel will give us the naval Battle of Salamis, where Xerxes first got his butt handed to him, or the Battle of Plataea where he was finally defeated by the Spartans.
The 300 sequel/prequel will be about the Battle of Plataea
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During a Watchmen press conference, Snyder spoke with IESB. netsaying that Frank Miller will be writing a new graphic novel telling the story between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea.
They kept up their attempts to conquer and subjugate our fellow Europeans and founders of democracy until finally pounded to dust by overwhelming forces at the battle of Plataea.
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