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This munificence of the Plataeans became so celebrated that Alexander, many years afterwards, when he was now King of Asia,1 built the walls of Plataea, and had proclamation made by herald at the Olympic games that the King bestowed this grace upon the Plataeans in return for their bravery and magnanimity in freely bestowing their territory upon the Hellenes in the Median war, and so showing themselves most zealous of all.

1 331-330 B.C.

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