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  Review: The Battle of Salamis, by Barry Strauss
The crucial moment would be a Naval battle off an Island near the coast of Attica called Salamis.
For example, just prior to the battle, Themistocles, the Athenian commander, sent a message to the Persian Great King, Xerxes, falsely telling him that he was willing to turn traitor and bring the whole Athenian fleet with him.
The Battle of Salamis was a battle that had a crucial influence on later events.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between Greece and Persia, fought in 480 BC near Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.
The Persians, led by Xerxes I, decided to attack the Athenian fleet off the coast of the island, and were so confident of their victory that Xerxes watched the battle on a throne from the shore.
Although Themistocles, an Athenian, was the major tactician during the war with the Persians, much of the actual fighting at Salamis was handled by the Spartans under Eurybiades[?].
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kimon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Callias was the head of a wealthy Athenian family, and fought at the battle of Marathon (490) in priestly attire.
Salamis is an ancient city on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km North of GazimaguÅŸa.
Battle of Salamis Conflict Persian Wars Date 450 BC Place Salamis, Cyprus Result Delian League victory The Battle of Salamis took place around 450 BC near Salamis in Cyprus.
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 BATTLE OF SALAMIS IN CYPRUS (306 BC) : Encyclopedia Entry
The naval Battle of Salamis took place in 306 BC near Salamis, Cyprus between the fleets of Ptolemy I of Egypt and Demetrius, two of the diadochi, the successors to Alexander the Great.
The battle was a complete victory for Demetrius, and resulted in his capture of Cyprus.
The Battle of Salamis in Cyprus (450 BC) was a simultaneous land and sea battle of the Greco-Persian Wars.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Salamis was a maritime town on the eastern coast of Cyprus, situated at the end of a fertile plain between two mountains, near the River Pediaeus.
When St. Paul landed at Salamis with Barnabas and John, surnamed Mark, returning from Seleucia, there were several synagogues, and it was there he began the conversion of the island (Acts, xiii, 5).
Salamis was destroyed by earthquakes, and was rebuilt by Constantius II (337-61), who called it Constantia.
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 Conflict - Timeline Index
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece.
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia in September, 480 BC in the strait between Piraeus and Salamis Island, a small island in...
The Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), often called Battle of Poitiers, was fought near the city of Tours, close to the border between the Frankish realm and the independ...
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 Battle of Salamis in Cyprus (450 BC)
The Battle of Salamis took place around 450 BC near Salamis in Cyprus.
This revolt led to the Battle of Coronea in 447 BC.
The Battle of Salamis in Cyprus of 306 BC was a naval battle between the fleets of Demetrius I of Macedon and Ptolemy I of Egypt.
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 Historian breathes life into an ancient battle - The Boston Globe
What brought the two fleets to Salamis was the advance of Xerxes's army out of Asia and across the Hellespont, the modern Dardanelles, in May. Then, in late August, the Persians broke through a valiant Spartan force at Thermopylae, opening the way to Athens, 90 miles to the southeast.
To arrange this perfect battle, Themistocles employed a clever piece of misinformation to keep the non-Athenian elements of the Greek fleet from leaving before the battle -- and to lure the Persians into a trap.
He secretly sent a trusted aide to tell Xerxes that the Greek council of war on Salamis was in disarray, that triremes from Sparta and Corinth were on the point of slipping out for their home waters, so that the Persians' chance of a complete victory depended on them attacking at once.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2004/08/17/historian_breathes_life_into_an_ancient_battle   (758 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Xerxes by Jacob Abbott
Salamis was a much more advantageous position, he said, than the coast of the isthmus, for a small fleet to occupy, in awaiting an attack from a large one.
At Salamis they were defended in part by the projections of the land, which protected their flanks, and prevented their being assailed, except in front, and their front they might make a very narrow one.
There was a small island between Salamis and the coast of Attica, that is, on the eastern side of Salamis, called Psyttalia, which was in such a position as to command, in a great measure, the channel of water between Salamis and the main land on this side.
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 Navy League of Australia - Federal Council
A modern replica of a Greek Trireme that fought at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC against the Persians.
A council of the Greeks was hurriedly convened on Salamis.
A year after the Battle of Salamis, they were decisively defeated in a land battle at Plataea which brought the Persian invasion to an end.
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 Battle of Salamis - Definition, explanation
His argument depended on a particular interpretation of the oracle at Delphi, which, in typical Delphic ambiguity, prophesized that Salamis would "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 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 daya s the Battle of Himera.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/b/ba/battle_of_salamis.php   (1155 words)

 History of Iran: The Persian Wars
Aigina is close to the coast of the Peloponnese and relatively distant from Salamis and the coast of Attika.
It was the battle of Salamis that prevented the Persians from attacking the Peloponnese by sea in order to destroy the cities one by one; given the number of the Persian ships, the cities could not have found a way to organize a common resistance.
In 1956 Hammond, although he tried to refute by some obscure argument the contention that on the eve of the battle of Salamis part of the Persian fleet was stationed at Keos and Kynosura, granted that it is no longer possible to ascribe a smaller figure to the Persian fleet.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Salamis (Greek 'Ναυμαχία '), was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia in September, 480 BC in the strait between Piraeus and Salamis Island, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens.
The next morning (possibly September 28, but the exact date is unknown; the Hellenic Navy celebrates September 12 as Battle of Salamis Day), the Persians were exhausted from searching for the Greeks all night, but they sailed in to the straits anyway to attack the Greek fleet.
The Battle of Salamis has been described by many historians (among them Victor Davis Hanson, Donald Kagan and John Keegan) as the single most significant battle in human history.
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 Battle of Salamis - Free net encyclopedia
His argument depended on a particular interpretation of the oracle at Delphi, which prophesised that Salamis would "bring death to women's sons," but also that the Greeks would be saved by a "wooden wall".
The battle of Salamis was one of the most decisive battles of all time because it ensured that the Western civilization would be a major force in the world.
The battle was supposedly fought on the same day as the Battle of Himera.
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The Greek navy had been forced back to the Island of Salamis not so much because of the overpowering force of the Persian fleet, but because they needed a base of operations and as the army of Xerxes advanced, the options for overnight harbors and resupply began to diminish.
Salamis is an island in the southwest portion of Attica (the territory within which Athens was situated).
It was fairly close to the coast, but held a very good harbor and was separated just far enough from the mainland to protect the bulk of the citizens who had abandoned the city of Athens even as Xerxes moved into it.
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Salamis in 306 B.C. that the greatest naval battle of antiquity was fought,
Salamis was destroyed by earthquakes, and was rebuilt by
Salamis or Constantia; the list of these prelates is given in Le Quien, "Oriens christianus", II, 1043 seq., and more fully in Hackett, "A History of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus" (London, 1901), 651.
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 DNK Amazon Store :: The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization
The battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. was the most important naval encounter of the ancient world.
In the narrow strait between the island of Salamis and the Greek mainland, a heavily outnumbered Greek navy defeated the Persian armada in a brilliant victory that is still studied today.
THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS is the best way to find out more about the Persians and Greeks and how their naval encounter did save Greece and western civilization.
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 The Battle of Salamis
The Battle of Salamis was one of the most important battles in history.
Triremes were the type of vessel used by both sides during the battle.
The Battle of Salamis did not so much show the superiority of Greek technology or even better leadership, but just may have been a Greek victory because of Greek misinformation.
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 Salamis, Battle of - MSN Encarta
Salamis, Battle of, important Greek naval victory in the Persian Wars that halted the advance of Xerxes and secured freedom for the West.
The battle was a great success for the Greeks, who lost only about 40 ships, compared to the 200 lost by the Persians.
This important victory had been secured through the cunning tactics of Themistocles, and the effective fighting of the Greek navy.
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 The Battle of Salamis
Meanwhile the Athenians were evacuating their city and it seems that the bulk of their population was exported to Salamis or Troezen.
For the Athenians in Salamis there is little sign of a forward defence strategy and the they see this as a lack of support from their neighbours.
On the night before the battle, Aristides manages to slip through the Persian troops with a message: the Persians have sent out the Egyptians and are preparing to attack.
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 : The Battle of Salamis, excerpt
In this selection from The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece – and Western Civilization (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004), Barry Strauss tells the dramatic story of the clash of triremes with which the battle began.
The place was the Salamis Straits, near the city of Athens; the time was morning, on or about September 25, 480 B.C. The Admiral Ariabignes, commander of the Ionian and Carian squadrons in the Persian fleet, son of Darius and half-brother of His Majesty the Great King Xerxes, sits in the stern of his flagship.
But battle is battle, wherever it takes place, and the admiral is a seasoned warrior.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Graeco-Persian Wars: The Battle of Salamis
Although Salamis is far less well-known than Thermopylae, it is probably the most important battle of the Persian Wars.
Themistocles had spent two days evacuating the Athenians to the island of Salamis, which was separated from the mainland by only half a mile of water, and then attended a council of war with the other admirals.
Sound strategist though she was, in the heat of battle her courage must have failed because when Ameinias disentangled his ship from the wreckage and bore down on her, she turned tail and retreated.
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 The Battle of Salamis - ca. 496 BC
The exact year the battle was fought in is not known with absolute precision, let alone the particular season or time of day, so determine these as normal, rerolling any result that calls for the Cypriots to be the invader.
The battlefield location is unkown, other than it was on the plain by the city of Salamis, I assume that the battle was not fought right by the city, since otherwise the routing Cypriots might have been less easily cut down, and the city's presence is not mentioned as a factor in the battle.
Since the naval battle fought nearby had no effect on the land battle, it must also be assumed that the battle was not fought adjacent to the sea, but it least some distance inland, so that a WW should not appear on the battlefield either.
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 Kitsos on the Sea-Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Themistocles himself was engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy, while the Persian King, Xerxes, was sitting comfortably on his throne watching the whole scene from high up on Mount Aegaleo.
In the frenzy of the battle, Amenias lost an arm from a Persian battle-axe.
Euphorion was informed of the battle results the next day.
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Niebuhr argued that Herodotos' account of this battle is irrational, because it is obvious that the main concern of the Persians, after they had seized Athens and the Greeks had concentrated their forces at the Isthmus of Corinth, should have been to attack the Peloponnese by sea.
The waters of the sound of Salamis were so narrow that in them the Persians could not exploit their numerical superiority.
According to Aischylos (The Persians) and to Herodotos, the Persian force that attacked at Salamis suffered disaster, but in spite of it the Greeks were expecting a new attack by the Persian fleet (Herodotos VIII 97) and were surprised when this fleet was withdrawn (VIII 107, 108).
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