Plataea
or Plataeae geographical name ancient city Greece in SE Boeotia S of Thebes • Plataean adjective or noun

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  • Plataea — (ital.: Platea) ist ein Titularbistum der römisch katholischen Kirche. Es geht zurück auf ein früheres Bistum der antiken griechischen Stadt Plataiai im Süden Böotiens, das der Kirchenprovinz Theben zugeordnet war. Titularbischöfe von Plataea Nr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plataea — PLATAEA, æ, Gr. Πλάταια, ας, (⇒ Tab. XXIV.) des Asopus Tochter, von welcher die Stadt Platäa den Namen bekommen. Pausan. Bœot. c. 1. p. 543. Sie muß ein schönes und mit vielen vortrefflichen Eigenschaften begabtes Frauenzimmer gewesen seyn, weil… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Plataea — [plə tē′ēplə tē′ə] ancient city in Boeotia, EC Greece: site of a battle (479 B.C. ) in which the Greeks defeated the Persians: also Plataeae [plə tē′ē] …   English World dictionary

  • Plataea — For the geometer moth genus, see Plataea (moth).Plataea or Plataeae was an ancient city, located in Greece in southeastern Boeotia, south of Thebes.Mish, Frederick C., Editor in Chief. “Plataea.” Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary . 9th ed …   Wikipedia

  • Plataea — /pleuh tee euh/, n. an ancient city in Greece, in Boeotia: Greeks defeated Persians here 479 B.C. * * * Ancient city, Boeotia, east central Greece, south of Thebes. Plataea was settled by Boeotians who expelled the earlier Bronze Age inhabitants …   Universalium

  • PLATAEA — I. PLATAEA Insul. Africae, a Cyrenaeis possessa et condita, ad quam ab Hesperidibus, Oricentem versus, agrum Cyrencensium ςιλφιοφόρον, i. e. laserpiciferum, Theophrastus: ab ore Syrtis maioris porrigi, tradit Herodot. l. 4. Παρήκει δὲ ἀπὸ Πλατέης …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Plataea — noun 1. a former town in Boeotia; site of a battle between the Greeks and Persians in 479 BC • Instance Hypernyms: ↑town • Part Holonyms: ↑Boeotia 2. a defeat of the Persian army by the Greeks at Plataea in 479 BC • Syn: ↑battle of Plataea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plataea — Pla•tae•a [[t]pləˈti ə[/t]] n. anh geg an ancient city in Greece, in Boeotia: Greeks defeated Persians here 479 b.c. Pla•tae′an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Plataea — /plæˈtiə/ (say pla teeuh) noun an ancient Boeotian city north west of Athens; Greeks defeated Persians here, 479 BC …   Australian English dictionary

  • Plataea, Battle of — (479 BC) Battle between Greek and Persian forces near Plataea (modern Plataiaí) 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… …   Universalium

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