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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of central Greece southwest of Thebes, the site of a major Greek victory over the Persians in 479 BC.

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  • noun a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC
  • noun 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.

    300 Prequel/Sequel to be The Battle of Plataea? | /Film

  • Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes's hordes face obliteration!

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  • 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.

    Alexander the Great

  • 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.

    Alexander the Great

  • 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.

    Alexander the Great

  • 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.

    2008 June « the balcony fool

  • The 300 sequel/prequel will be about the Battle of Plataea

    /Film - Week in Review | /Film

  • 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.

    “300 More” Becomes Official « the balcony fool

  • According to Wikipedia, The Battle of Plataea was the final major battle of the Greco-Persian Wars in southern Greece.

    300 Prequel/Sequel to be The Battle of Plataea? | /Film

  • Apparently the film will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea.

    300 Prequel/Sequel to be The Battle of Plataea? | /Film

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