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  Battles: Battle of Plataea :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
The battle of Platea was a battle of the 5th Century B.C. In this battle the allied Greek city-states are able to hand Persia it’s first real land defeat of the war.
In the end it is the dual blows of Platea and the naval battle of Mycale that spell an end to Xerxes’ invasion of Greece.
Platea was a battle of the Persian Wars.
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 Battle of Thermopylae - Conservapedia
The Battle of Thermopylae was a famous battle during the Greco-Persian Wars, fought in north western greece.
The battle of Thermopylae was fought between the Greeks and the Persians in 480 BC.
The battle of Thermopylae was considered to be a key battle in preventing the overrunning of Western civilization by Eastern invaders.
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 Travel Guide To Turkey, Guide de la Turquie, GUIDE MARTINE, Guide to Turkey, Guide de Turquie, Travel, Turkey, Voyage, ...
Darius III escaped once again but his army was shattered at the Battle of Gaugamela, the last big battle of the war which took place between Nineveh and Arbela on the 1st October 331 BC.
Antiochos III was defeated at the Battle of Magnesia (189 BC) and lost his lands beyond the Taurus range, to Rome.
The three wars he led against the Romans (88-84, 83-81, 74-64 BC) were unsuccessful, and finally his kingdom, which he had increased by the conquest of the seaboard from Bithynia to Colchis, Paphlagonia and Armenia, was lost to Rome (63 BC).
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 Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic
The crisis of the battle was now at hand, and the flower of the Democratic volunteers were to prove whether they could dislodge regular troops posted behind villas and vineyard walls.
During the whole of June it was a main artery feeding the battle on the Janiculum, and on this first eventful Sunday was filled from dawn to dusk with soldiers and civilians hastening up to the fight, and wounded men dragging themselves down.
In this period of the battle fell Goffredo Mameli, the Genoese boy-poet, whose war-hymn was on the lips of these warriors (Note: Fratelli d'Italia - Brothers of Italy - became in 1946 the national anthem of the Republic of Italy).
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 History Of Light Infantry
The would-be investigator would have to be familiar with terrain in the case of any given battle, have an acquaintance with the archaeological artifacts of various types, close familiarity with the written sources, and most important, an understanding of the general economic picture.
Battles were fought by the way of two phalanx colliding and then competing in “pushing” or othismos until either side would give up break formation or attempt to flea the battle field.
The battle of Platea 479 BC Battle that contrasts differences between Eastern and Western (Greek) way of fighting.
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 Thracian Mercenaries and Allies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On their arrival the Romans wer pushed down from the ridge, and did not offer resistance until they reached the more level ground in the valley; and it was mainly the protection afforded by the Aetolian cavalry that prevented them from being thrown into headlong flight...
A stubborn battle took place, and since the Thracians suddenly changed sides, the Abderites, now left to fight alone and surrounded by the superior number of the barbarians, were butchered almost to a man, as many as took part in the fight.
In a stubborn battle that took place, Satyrus with picked cavalry about him charged against Aripharnes, who had stationed himself in the middle of the line; and after many had fallen on both sides, he finally forced back and routed the king of the barbarians.
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 HIST 540 Ancient Greece and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Athens and Thebes vs. Macedonia, the battle of Charonea, and the subjugation of Greece.
Carthage, battle of Cannae (216 B.C.); attempts to unglue the Confederation fail, abortive siege of Rome; Scipio Africanus in Spain, battles of Ilipa and Baecula; invasion of N. Africa; Massanissa of Numidia; Hannibal retreats to Carthage, battle of Zama and the fall of Carthage, flight and murder of Hannibal.
Civil War—Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Pompey and Senate flee to Greece, battle of Pharsalus and death of Pompey; Caesar invades Egypt, Cleopatra and Julius; Caesar in Britain; Caesar defeats Pompey’s sons at Munda in Spain.
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 The Spartans | All Empires
This would be known as "The Battle of Champions", and honor should go to both the Argives as well as the Spartans, who by now were bitterest of enemies.
This was considered the last major battle Argos fought by itself against Sparta, and it was the biggest loss Argos would ever encounter at the hands of Sparta.
The two forces clashed and the battle began, with the Spartans eeming to have the advantage in numbers as well as training and equipment.
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 Military History Online - The Battle of Plataea - August, 479 BCE
More likely, as Ernle Bradford surmised in his book, Thermopylae:the Battle for the West, this entire event was a carefully planned rearguard action, the bait needed to lure Mardonios across the Aisopos River.
The fighting continued throughout the morning, the Spartans hunkering down, the Athenians in a hoplite battle, and the Greek center disconnected and waiting while more and more Persians streamed from their positions on the river toward the Spartans, Lakonians and Tegeans.
As with all Greek battles, the loot was collected, trophies erected and funeral rites performed for the dead.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
They are defeated by an Athenian army of roughly 10,000 hoplites at the Battle of Marathon who attack the Persian army on the run and drive them into the sea.
The Spartan (and allied) army crushed the Athenian phalanx at the Battle of Tanagra (457).
Thousands of Athenian hoplites died in battle and the rest were captured and thrown into Syracuse's quarries to be worked to death.
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 Untitled Document
The player’s aim may be to stay to the very end or collect loot and flee before the final day of battle.
The time is mid-September, 480 B.C., 16th-18th September to be precise; the place, Thermopylae, Greece in the heat of the Mediterranean Summer; the occasion, the aftermath of one of the most glorious battles in history.
A vast army of Persians from all over the Persian Empire was on the march to conquer Greece, gathering all in its way, drinking the rivers and lakes dry and crushing any resistance in its path.
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 December History Test Review
Themistocles- was a Greek statesman and general who helped defeat the Persians at the key naval battle of Salamis in 480 after Athens was burnt to the ground.
They then faced 300 Spartans in the battle of Thermopylae, where each of the soldiers fought to the death until they were entirely overwhelmed by the Persians.
A year later in 479, the Spartans defeated the Persians in the land battle of Platea, ending the Persian Wars.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Gates of Fire at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gates of Fire is about this famous battle, told from the perspective of the lone survivor; a Spartan squire named Xeones.
It gives a complete background story of Xeo's life, as his city was sacked as a boy and he spent the next few years in the hills with his beloved cousin Diomache and his father's slave Bruxieus.
The Athenians decimated the Persian navy in the battle of Salamis, and a combined allied force led by Spartans defeated the remaining Persians in the battle of Platea.
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 The Spartans - Military Photos
The battle of Marathon took place in 490 B.C. 10 years before Thermoapylae, and the Spartans were absent from the battle, something they had to live down until Thermopylea.
It was the battle of Platea, in 479 B.C. where the Spartans had a force of 5,000 strong, half their "peers" of Sparta, as well as 35,000 armed Helots, at that battle they took the bacon as well, being instrumental in defeating the Persians.
It was tradition in Sparta just before a military campain for the mother or the wife to give to the man his shield with the blessing return with it or be returned on it which ment basicelly be victorius or die fighting, don't discrese the family by running away.
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 Total War Center Forums - Vote On Greatest Military Commander
In almost all of his battles, both small and large scale he was heavily outnumber at least 2 to 1 up to 4 to 1 and yet won almost all the time.He displayed brilliance on both the battlefield and in diplomatic relations.
Fought and won battles in the seven years war, the crimea, against the poles and turks and at the time of his death in 1800 had defeated some of napoleans top marshals.
true but the difference between modern battles and ancient battles or at least roughly pre nineteenth century battles is that the commnder usually led in the front of the battle or at least was in the thick it, instead of being miles away in a war room plotting strategies.
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 Your Idea For a Movie? [Archive] - SpaceBattles.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It could then show the battle with the Greek line charging and their centre giving only to have their wings fold in in a pincer attack and the desperate Persian retreat and Greek victory.
The rest of the movie would cover the events leading up to and showing the Battle of Thermopylae and showing the hasty plans that were made by the allied Greek states.
Make it look like a battle fought at the end of the world with lots of epic music:p, lay it on thick this is Western Civilisation at its finest or at least make it seem that way.
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 Vast armies of doom. [Archive] - SpaceBattles.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Anyone lacking the brains to realise that the entire western front of World War II is not a single battle in terms of this thread, should leave now and remove all the safety labels from their electrical appliances.
The largest battle of the Napoleonic war was the battle at Leipzig (October 16-19), which involved 195,000 French against 257,000 Allied troops.
As regards the battle of Platea the Persians with their northern Greek allies would have been able to support as many if not more troops (thanks to the unpillaged nature of their rear) then the Greeks would have and the Greeks managed to field 100,000 combatants and were still outnumberd it is important to remember.
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 James Ussher - The Annals of the World.
After the sea battle Xerxes executed certain Phoenicians who were the first that fled and threatened the rest with punishments answerable to their conduct.
The Greeks under the command of Pausanias the son of Cleombrotus, routed the Persian army of 120,000 at Platea according to Ctesias.
The one battle was at Platea in Europe, early in the morning and the other at Mycale in Asia later in the afternoon.
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 Battle of Plataea
At the Battle of Salamis the Persian navy, despite its vastly superior numbers, suffered heavy losses and was utterly defeated by the tactics of the Greeks in the narrow straights.
The battlefield to drive the remaining Persian army from Greece was to be at the city of Plataea.
It meant that Greek influence would live and grow, to be spread further by Alexander and to be preserved and extended by Rome.
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 AllEmpires - The Spartan Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The battle lasted for days, but the Greeks led by the Spartans eventually defeated the Persians adn saved Athens and Greece from the Persian army.
During the next few years Sparta defeated Athens in almost every single land battle except at The Battle of Pylos in Messenia and The Battle of Cythera in Laconia, however the Spartans took the Athenian city of Amphilopolis and severly defeated the Athenian forces in the process.
In the year 421 BC a peace treaty was signed between the leagues known as the "Peace of Nicias", which was supossed to last 50 Years.
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 HELLAS:NET - Warfare
Another, and even bigger, Persian army in Hellas had refused to acknowledge the leadership of Mardonius and was already retreating towards the Hellespont at the time of the battle.
The Greeks took Thebe, which was the leader of the collaboration of Boeotia with the Persians, after a short siege and killed all political leaders.
Pausanias attempted to establish Spartan power over Hellas after the battle at Plataea, and even collaborated with his former enemies, the Persians, in an attempt to realise his dream.
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 Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, vol. II (1776) Book V: The Online Library of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In an antient battle there was no noise but what arose from the human voice; there was no smoke, there was no invisible cause of wounds or death.
In the height of their grandeur, it cost them two great wars, and three great battles, to subdue that little kingdom; of which the conquest would probably have been still more difficult, had it not been for the cowardice of its last king.
Lothian 144: ‘The Battle of Platea, where by the advice of Pericles the soldiers first received pay from the publick, gave the first beginning to the democraticall government; and the commerce which followed it strengthened that change.’ LJ (B) 308, ed.
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 Novels of Ancient Greece by Jon Edward Martin
Mr.Martin has written what has to be seen as one of the best fictional books on the battle of Platea.
as the battle of platea came to life for me. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone with an interest in classical history.
The actual battle, fought in 479 BC, was a complicated affair spanning almost two weeks.
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 Aeschylus: Four Plays (1961)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The king is reminded of the curse and is duly warned, but he proceeds to his own doom and destruction, fully convinced that there is no escaping this fate.
There is no action to speak of, the play opens with a permonition by Xerxes' mother whose fears are allayed by an optimistic Chorus of elders.
Aeschylus, being Athenian, only barely mentions the Battle of Platea (won mostly by the Spartans) that sealed the fate of that invasion.
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 Hollow World Timeline
The Merry Pirates are destroyed in the Battle of Pharos by the Milenian Navy.
The secession is quelled at the Battle of Pelai, though anti-imperialist sentiment remains to this day.
The Battle of Tihuantepec is fought, in the Azcan Empire.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.10.31
First of all there is Salamis, a needless battle in Cawkwell's eyes, fought only because Xerxes thought it appealing to destroy the entire Greek navy.
This also means that the battle of Salamis, despite its impact on the Greek view of things, in the Persian view was simply a set-back.
Also Platea, the battle that demonstrated the superiority of the Greek hoplite, was a needless battle.
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 The Drama that was The Persian Wars! - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
Due to the Spartans' serious approach to religion, the Athenian generals were tying themselves in knots over whether to initiate a battle with the Persians in case of medism in the Greek army or whether to wait for the Spartans.
It could also be suggested that Sparta was aware of the advantages that the terrain of Boetia had for the Persian cavalry, and weren't too eager to throw herself against such odds.
According to Bury, "The battle was won simply and solely by the discipline and prowess of the Spartan hoplites." (That's Bury's opinion - there were other factors!) The Spartans remained disciplined and in control, hiding behind their shields despite the heavy onslaught of Persian arrows and then charged at Mardonius, managing to kill him.
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