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Plataea Battle

What year did the Battle at Plataea take place? 479 BCE
What did Xerxes hope to achieve by attacking Athens’ ally, Plataea? Was this plan successful? Xerxes attacks Athens’ ally, Plataea, to draw Athens into battle – big mistake because the Spartan army was there (Pausanias = leader of combined army)
Was the size of the Persian army helpful during this battle? Why or why not? once again the Persians find themselves fighting in a narrow passage (between two mountains in Plataea) so their numerical advantage is useless
What was the result of the Battle of Plataea? Persians are slaughtered – Persians lost 257,000 troops, Greeks lost 159. Greece Won the Persian War!
Created by: haley.ireland