Plataea, Battle of

Plataea, Battle of

(479 BC) Battle between Greek and Persian forces near Plataea (modern PlataiaĆ­) in Boeotia on the slopes of Mount Cithaeron. A largely Spartan force, including helots, defeated the Persian army of Xerxes I, led by Mardonius; the victory marked this battle as the final Persian attempt to invade mainland Greece.

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