Deprived of their command of the sea, defeated at the decisive land battle of Plataea, the Persians were forced to retreat.
Thus Plataea nominally became a second Elis—its battle-field another Altis.
There was a battle at Plataea; and there was a battle at Agincourt.
The battle of Plataea was brought on under circumstances very unfavorable to the Greeks.
See the account of the battle of Plataea, Herodotus, ix, 59-70.
Only a thousand men from Plataea came to the assistance of the outnumbered Athenians.
They did not wrong who fought at Marathon, at Salamis, and Plataea.
Such was the end of Plataea, in the ninety-third year after she became the ally of Athens.
A very quaint story of the domestic troubles of Zeus was current in Plataea, where it was related at the festival named Ddala.
To this day the name of Plataea is held in honor throughout the world; for many years that honor was unique.