OrchestraIt is known as orchestra to the sector of a theater or a stadium that is intended for spectators. The stalls are made up of the space in question together with the armchairs so that each person can enjoy the show sitting down.

For example: “The audience for the next match of Argentina will have a price of five hundred pesos “, “The actor looked up, looked at the audience and was moved to distinguish his father”, “The ball was rejected by the defender and ended up hitting a spectator who was in the audience”.

It can be understood as stalls both at space of the enclosure as the seat per se. In general, access to the stalls has a higher price than other so-called popular sectors. The stadiums of footballIn some countries, they are usually segmented into popular (with people following the game standing) and stalls. There may also be more exclusive sectors, such as boxes, that offer greater comforts.

By extension, it is possible that people who attend a show or event like stalls: “The audience was not satisfied with the performance of the singer and soon began to whistle”, “The coach will have to explain to the audience why he reacted that way”, “The footballer dedicated his goal to the audience”.

There are other uses of the stalls concept. In the mythology of Greece, Orchestra It was the name of a nymph, a descendant of Metope Y Assopo. East to be mythological, in turn, contributed the name to a town of antiquity that was in what is now Boeotia.

Battle of Plataea

OrchestraThe Battle Platea was the last to take place during the Second Medical War. The Medical Wars, meanwhile, were clashes between the city-states of the Greek nations and the Achaemenid Empire of Persia that began in 499 BC. C. and lasted approximately five decades.

The beginning of the Battle of Plataea occurred in the year 479 BC. C., in the vicinity of the town Platea, on the outskirts of Central Greece. The conflict occurred between the Persian Empire of Xerxes I (also called Xerxes the Great, in the Achaemenid Empire he was the fifth Great King) and the Panhellenic League (an alliance of city-states made up of Athens, Megara, Corinth and Sparta).

A year earlier, the force After the invasion of Persia he had achieved more than one victory under the leadership of his king on the field himself, in the battles of Artemisium and Thermopylae; in addition, he had managed to conquer Attica, Boeotia and Thessaly. On the other hand, the Greek allied army unexpectedly won and prevented him from conquering the Peloponnese. Xerxes was forced to retreat with most of his army and to leave Mardonius, his general, who defeated the Greeks a year later.

During the summer of 479 a. C., the Persians (whom the Greeks called Medes) settled in Boeotia and set up a fortified camp a short distance from Plataea, while the Greeks formed a army and they left the Peloponnese.

The Hellenes refused to fight for a few days in the terrain that favored the cavalry surrounding the settlement and began to partially retreat, because their lines of supply they were interrupted, thus fragmenting their battle line.

This was interpreted by the Medes as an absolute retreat, after which Mardonius ordered his army to pursue the enemy; however, the Hellenes halted their advance, confronted them, and murdered Mardonius. After the death of their general, the Medes tried to escape, but the defeat it was inevitable.