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  Category:Battles - Military History Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battles may be small scale, only involving a handful of individuals, perhaps two squads, up to battles on army levels where hundreds of thousands may be engaged in a single battle at one time.
A "battle of annihilation" is one in which the defeated party is destroyed in the field, such as the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile.
A "decisive battle" is one of particular importance; by bringing hostilities to an end, such as the Battle of Hastings, or as a turning point in the fortunes of the belligerents, such as the Battle of Stalingrad.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Ephesus (498 BC) was a battle in the Ionian Revolt.
The Battle of Lade was fought in 494 BC between the Ionians and the Persians.
The Battle of Marathon (490 BC) was the culmination of King Darius I of Persias first major attempt to conquer the remainder of the Greeks and add them to the Persian Empire, thereby securing the weakest portion of his Western border.
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 Battle of Artemisium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The naval Battle of Artemisium took place, according to tradition, on the same day as the Battle of Thermopylae on August 11, 480 BC, but it may have been a few days before or after.
The Persians at first met the Greeks off the coast of Thessaly, at Aphetae, close to Thermopylae, as the Athenian commander Themistocles attempted to delay the Persians while the island of Euboea was being evacuated.
The Greeks began to retreat from Artemisium, heading south along the coast of Euboea, while Themistocles left messages for the Ionian contingents of the Persian fleet, urging them to defect to their fellow Greeks.
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 Battle of Salamis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC in the straits between Piraeus and Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.
Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in Asia Minor and an ally of Xerxes, supposedly tried to convince him to wait for the Greeks to surrender, as a battle in the straits of Salamis would be deadly to the large Persian ships, but Xerxes and his chief advisor Mardonius pressed for an attack.
The battle was supposedly fought on the same day as the Battle of Himera.
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 Battle of Thermopylae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in a mountain pass.
The remaining Persian army, left under the charge of Mardonius, was defeated in the Battle of Plataea by a combined Greek army again led by the Spartans, under the regent Pausanias.
This battle, along with Sogdian Rock and similar actions, is used in military academies around the world to show how a small group of well-trained and well-led soldiers can have an impact out of all proportion to their numbers.
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 Battle of the Eurymedon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The naval Battle of the Eurymedon took place between 470 BC and 466 BC on the Eurymedon River in Pamphylia in Asia Minor, and was between the Athenian-led Delian League and Persia.
The Greeks, led by Cimon of Athens, actually defeated the Persians at two separate battles on the same day, first on the river and then on land.
The Persian navy, consisting of 200 Phoenician ships, was completely destroyed in the naval portion of the battle.
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 Station Information - Battle of Thermopylae
The Battle of Thermopylae took place in 480 BC between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persians.
The simultaneous naval Battle of Artemisium was a draw, and the Greek navy retreated.
In September the Greeks and the Persians met at the naval Battle of Salamis.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Battle of Thermopylae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Knowing the likely outcome of the battle, Leonidas selected his men on one simple criteria: he took only men who had fathered sons that were old enough to take over the family responsibilities of their fathers.
This battle, along with Sogdian Rock (additional info and facts about Sogdian Rock) and similar actions, is used in military academies (additional info and facts about military academies) around the world to show how a small group of well-trained and well-led soldiers can have an impact out of all proportion to their numbers.
The battle is also referred to in the context of the Vietnam war (A prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States) in the film Go Tell the Spartans (1978).
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 Encyclopedia topic: Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to tradition it took place on the same day as the Battle of Thermopylae (A famous battle in 480 BC; a Greek army under Leonidas was annihilated by the Persians who were trying to conquer Greece) on August 11, 480, but it may have been a few days before or after.
The two sides withdrew once more, and the Greeks learned of the defeat of Leonidas (King of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)) at Thermopylae.
The Greeks began to retreat from Artemisium, heading south along the coast of Euboea, while Themistocles left messages for the Ionia (Region of western Asia Minor colonized by Ancient Greeks) n contingents of the Persian fleet, urging them to defect to their fellow Greeks.
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 Battle of Artemisium --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
One of the two major battles of the American Civil War was fought at the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pa., from July 1 to 3, 1863.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC off Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.
His argument depended on a particular interpretation of the oracle at Delphi, which, presumably thinking the Persians would be victorious, prophesized that Salamis would "bring death to women's sons," but also that the Greeks would be saved by a wooden wall.
The Persians, led by Xerxes I, decided to meet the Athenian fleet off the coast of Salamis Island, and were so confident of their victory that Xerxes set up a throne on the shore to watch the battle and record the names of commanders who performed particularly well.
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 Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC off Salamis, a smallisland in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.
Hisargument depended on a particular interpretation of the oracle at Delphi, which, presumably thinking the Persians would be victorious, prophesized that Salamiswould "bring death to women's sons," but also that the Greeks would be saved by a wooden wall.
Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in Asia Minor and an ally of Xerxes, supposedly tried to convince him to wait for theGreeks to surrender, as a battle in the straits of Salamis would be deadly to the large Persian ships, but Xerxes and his chiefadvisor Mardonius pressed for an attack.
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 Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was a calculated risk, but one which would certainly pay dividends if they could block the Greek southern sea route, while the main body of their fleet, battle ready after its repairs, would come down on them from the north, this would leave the Greeks no escape and their route cut off from Athens.
At the end it took the genius of Thermistocles to rally the Greek force and pursuade the commander Eurybiades ((via the 'Greek way')) to press on, and attack, while the Persian fleet was still disorganised by the storm.
Using flmailing tactics, ((he did know who had taken bribes)); and eloquent speech, about how the diver's first hand report had told of the sorry state in which the storm had left so many of the enemy, there were not all in one place, but dispersed over a number of anchorages.
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 Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Underwater archaeologists working in the Aegean have begun a search for a fleet of trireme warships used in the Battle of Salamis in 480BC when the Greeks, led by Themistocles, defeated a large Asian force led by Xerxes.
Indeed, the Battle of Salamis illustrates the fatigue factors...
The survey begins with Salamis in September, 480 BC and ends with the battle of Tet in April 1968.
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 Livius Picture Archive: the naval battle of Artemisium (480 BCE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Greeks, unofficially commanded by the Athenian Themistocles, understood that they had to annihilate the Persian transport fleet; without its support, the army would be forced to return.
However, during the naval battle of Artemisium, many Persian ships had sunk in a violent storm.
In September, the Persian navy had become too small and the Greeks could overcome their enemies during the naval battle of Salamis.
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 Herodotus: Book Eight
Eurybiades the Spartan is in command of the fleet; why the allies were unwilling to have an Athenian in command, and why they later changed their minds (2-3).
An Athenian story, that the Corinthians tried to sail away from the battle and had to be turned back by divine intervention, is firmly rejected by Hdt.
The battle ends with the retreat of those Persian ships not yet destroyed; another prophecy is fulfilled (96).
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One Historical Elegy: Simonides on the Battles of Salamis and Artemisium
The difficulties concerning the poems on Artemisium and Salamis arise from contradictory evidence in Priscian, the Suda, and the 'new Simonides.' Priscian (6
Scrutiny of the fragments assigned to an 'Artemisium poem' from the 'new Simonides' reveals that fr.
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 Ancient Greek Battles Of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, and Salamis
Battles will be grouped into sections covering the wars in which they occurred in.
September 10, 490 BC This battle was an underdog victory for the ancient Greeks.
The battle is a slaughter for the Persians.
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The increased motivation of his troops when he was present at a battle was often diminished by his tactics.
His actions during this battle are still seen as one of the biggest acts of heroism in the history of mankind.
Its purpose there was to support the army in the pass of Thermopylae, and to prevent that the Persians would attempt an attack from the sea on the Greek position in the mountains.
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 Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to tradition it took place on the same dayas the Battle of Thermopylae on August 11, 480, but it may have been a few days before or after.
The Persians at first met the Greeks off the coast of Thessaly, at Aphetae,close to Thermopylae, as the Athenian commander Themistocles attempted to delay the Persians while the island of Euboea was being evacuated.
The Greeks began to retreat from Artemisium, heading south along the coast of Euboea,while Themistocles left messages for the Ionian contingents of the Persian fleet, urgingthem to defect to their fellow Greeks.
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 Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the first day after the battles at Thermopylae and Artemisium, Xerxes' marines visit the place where Leonidas is defeated.
He writes that it was 'coincidence that the battles at sea took place on the same days as the battles at Thermopylae'.
But even if the Greeks were not defeated, they were forced to retreat from Artemisium, because Thermopylae had fallen: from now on, the position of the Greek navy was precarious, because it had no longer any cover in the rear.
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 The Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although the Athenians had the most ships in the fleet (127), they gave up leading in "the interest of national survival, knowing that a quarrel about the command would certainly mean the destruction of Greece (VIII, 3).
When the Greeks arrived at Artemisium, they found a much larger Persian fleet at Aphetae then they had expected and considered turning back for home.
The Euboeans bribed Themistocles, who in turn bribed Eurybiades and the Corinthians so that the Greek fleet stayed where it was.
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 DVD: The Battle of Salamis : The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization $13.94   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the end this is an histоriсаl account, and since wе already know the outcome of the battle one of the most imроrtаnt points of the book would be to tell the historical narrative well.
Barry Strаuss gives these historians a stylish rebuke with "The Battle of Salamis." Thanks to Strauss's command of the аnсiеnt sources (particularly Herodotus and Aeschylus) and a healthy respect fоr common sense, "The Battle of Salamis" qualifies as a solid general history and аlsо a darn fun read.
Filled with the sights, sounds, and scent of battle, The Battle of Salamis is a stirring wоrк of history.
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