The previous year the persian invasion force, led by the persian king in person, had scored victories at the battles of thermopylae and artemisium and conquered thessaly, boeotia, euboea and attica. Greek battles (marathon, thermopylae, salamis, platea) study guide by ack717 includes 5 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. The battle of plataea battle scene, from the greeks documentary the defeat of the persian navy at salamis in 480 was by no means the end of the war, but it was the decisive battle that made. The battle of plataea - a list of facts about this important ancient greek battle that took place in 479 bc and halted the persian battle of thermopylae facts.
After the combined greek land forces were beaten in the battle of thermopylae and the greek navy lost ships at the battle of artemisiumthe another battle loomed this battle was the battle of salamis, a battle that took politics to conjure up support for and was pivotal in the changes of fortunes for one side engaged in the battle. The battle of thermopylae was the first between the persians and greeks during the persian invasion of 480-479 bc the greek force was very small but was determined. The two commanders pausanias ( - 408 bc) nephew of leonidas, thermopylae hero (fell against the persians), pausanias was the temporary king of sparta as guardian of pleistarchus (son of leonidas), king by right, but still a minor. The battle of thermopylae (7138-239) the aegean world nominally, xerxes' expedition was directed against athens, but its real objective was the conquest of the whole of greece.
The battle of plataea began the next phase of the greco-persian wars the greek counter attack after the remaining persian troops were defeated, the greeks. The small pass at thermopylae only allowed a small number of men to pass at one time, however, and the spartans were able to defeat the first attack platea while. Before plataea in 479 in the spring of 479, the navy of 110 ships is at egina the ionian greeks are asking the spartans and the navy to help them, but the greeks are worried about sailing east of delos, so they can't help the ionian greeks who have revolted. Starting with the athenians victory at marathon in 490 bc, the heroic stand of the spartans at thermopylae in 490 bc where their entire force was slaughtered to a man, and the greek victories at salamis (mainly won by the athenians at sea), and at platea (mainly won by the spartans at land. Although plataea was in every sense a resounding victory, it does not seem to have been attributed the same significance (even at the time) as, for example, the athenian victory at the battle of marathon or even the allied defeatat thermopylae.
The battle of thermopylae was the basis of the hollywood movie, the 300, when king leonidas of sparta led his 300 men against the army of xerxes at marathon, the greek army defeated the persian army using a technique call the phalanx. Battle of plataea part of the greco-persian wars engraving showing the view of plataea from mount cithaeron date august 479 bc location plataea, greece result decisive greek victory. The date and very brief description of the persian war battle of plataea at which the persians were beaten persian wars: battle of thermopylae.
The battle of thermopylae the position of the greek army at the narrow pass at thermopylae was a tactical move, the idea that was the greek army was a lot smaller. Read after thermopylae: the oath of plataea and the end of the graeco-persian wars the oath of plataea and the end of the graeco-persian wars by paul cartledge with rakuten kobo. The battle of plataea (27 august 479 bc) was the decisive land battle during the persian invasion of greece (480-479) and saw the persian land army left behind after the failure of the 480 campaign defeated by a coalition of greek powers. Favor of thermopylae and salamis seeing that these two battles are the ones that stand out the most, but the battle of platea is the staging point in which greece wins one of its first major land battle victories over the persians and expel them from greece.
The battle of thermopylae this time by the full spartan army and not just 300 troops--the allied greek army crushed the persians at the battle of platea. Home cities athens corinth delphi olympia battles marathon thermopylae salamis plataea in his histories, herodotus discusses that the persians adopted many foreign customs, including their dress. Gates of fire has 23,512 ratings and 1,727 reviews petrik said: one of the two best standalone books that i've ever read this is truly historical ficti.