The initial positions of the Greek (blue/purple) and Persian (red) armies prior to the Battle of Plataea in August 479 BCE. The two armies were separated by the river Asopus. Also indicated are the Persian fortified.
The Battle of Plataea by Hunter Erickson - Hunter makes his second appearance on this blog with another MOC based on a historic battle. This time it is The Battle of Plataea. Here's how Hunter describes it: The Battle of Plataea was the final land battle between the United Greek city States and the Persian Empire during the Greco-Persian wars. The battle wasn't just a huge victory for the Greeks but for the survival of western civilization. #LEGO #Minifigure #BrickWarriors #MOC #LEGOMOC…
Greek hoplite and Persian warrior depicted fighting, on an ancient kylix, century BC
A bronze cast replica of the "Serpent Column" which was erected on its original base at the sanctuary of Delphi in 2015. The original column was inscribed with the names of the city-states that fought during the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC. (Didier Laroche via Wiki) #AncientGreece #MilitaryHistory #Warfare #Delphi #Classics #BattleofPlataea #Spartans