479 B.C. Plataea—Greece Wins Freedom
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In the 479 B.C. battle of Plataea, Greek “hoplite” forces fighting in phalanxes met the mighty army of the Persian superpower. Study the unfolding of this dramatic engagement, and learn how it ended the Persian threat to Greece and allowed for the flowering of Greece’s cultural Golden Age.