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  Eurybiades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eurybiades was the Spartan commander in charge of the Greek navy during the Persian Wars.
He was the son of Eurycleides, and was chosen as commander in 480 BC because the other Greek city-states did not want to serve under an Athenian, despite the Athenians' superior naval skill.
After the battle Eurybiades was opposed to chasing the Persian fleet, and also to sailing towards the Hellespont to destroy the bridge of ships that the Persian king Xerxes I had built there.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1026 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Upon this the Greek confederates held a council at the isthmus of Corinth, in which it was resolved to make a stand against the Persians at Thermopylae, and to send the fleet to Artemisium on the north­west coast of Euboea, where it could watch the operations of the forces at Thermopylae.
Themis­tocles, who was of the same opinion as Mnesiphilus, prevailed on Eurybiades to hold a fresh council of war, in which Themistocles showed the conse­quences of the intended movement.
Eurybiades at last yielded, and it was determined to stay at Salamis.
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 Battle of Salamis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fleet was effectively under Themistocles, but nominally led by the Spartan Eurybiades.
Eurybiades and the Spartans continued to argue with Themistocles about the necessity of fighting at Salamis.
At one point during the debate, tempers flared so badly that Eurybiades raised his staff of office and threatened to strike Themistocles with it.
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 Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The much larger Persian fleet consisted of 1207 ships, although their original invasion force consisted of many more ships that had since been lost due to storms in the Aegean Sea and at Artemisium.
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.
During the debate, Themistocles sent an informer, a slave named Sicinnus, to Xerxes to make the Persian king believe that the Greeks had in fact not been able to agree on a location for battle, and would be retreating during the night.
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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).
Themistocles appeals to Eurybiades, and hints that the Athenian fleet may desert the alliance (62).
Eurybiades is convinced; the council decides to fight at Salamis (63).
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
So when the Euboeans heard what was in debate, they went to Eurybiades, and besought him to wait a few days, while they removed their children and their slaves to a place of safety.
The admiral was the same who had commanded before, to wit, Eurybiades, the son of Eurycleides, who was a Spartan, but not of the family of the kings: the city, however, which sent by far the greatest number of ships, and the best sailers, was Athens.
At these words of Themistocles, Eurybiades changed his determination; principally, as I believe, because he feared that if he withdrew the fleet to the Isthmus, the Athenians would sail away, and knew that without the Athenians, the rest of their ships could be no match for the fleet of the enemy.
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 The Baldwin Project: Xerxes by Jacob Abbott
He urged Eurybiades, therefore, very strenuously to call a new council, with a view [251] of reversing the decision that had been made to retire, and of resolving instead to give battle to the Persians at Salamis.
Then turning to Eurybiades again, Themistocles implored him to remain at Salamis, and give battle to the Persians there, as that was, he said, the only course by which any hope remained to them of the salvation of Greece.
Eurybiades, the commander-in-chief, if he was not convinced by the arguments that The- [255] mistocles had offered, was alarmed at his declaration that the Athenian ships would abandon the cause of the Greeks if the fleet abandoned Salamis; he accordingly gave his voice very decidedly for remaining where they were.
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 Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 8
However, the Athenians had manned 127 ships and had given 20 ships to the Chalcidians; it was natural that the real commander was Themistocles, the man who had been responsible for the Athenian shipbuilding program (above and above).
When the Persian fleet arrives at the opposite shore, Eurybiades wants to retreat; but Themistocles -who wants to counter the Persian offensive before it reaches Athens- bribes him to stay.
Eurybiades and Themistocles know that their 271 ships now face 600 Persian damaged ships, which are waiting passively until the two hundred ships have made their way around Euboea.
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 Themistocles biography
When it was learned that Xerxes was preparing a powerful armament to invade Greece, and the Athenians had been told by the Delphian oracle to defend themselves with the "wooden wall," Themistocles interpreted this answer as referring to the ships of Athens.
At the battle of Artemisium (480 B.C.) Themistocles, as commander of the Athenian fleet, which was the largest in Greece, consented to fight under the Spartan commander, Eurybiades, but it was only through the former's tact and adroit use of bribes that the Greek commanders were finally induced to make a stand in that place.
Here again Eurybiades was commander in chief, and here again it was owing to Themistocles alone that the Greeks were induced not to retreat to the Isthmus of Corinth, but to give battle in their present position.
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Unfortunately, for Themistocles, he was not put in command of the combined Navies of Greece, which included ships from the Aegean and the Peloponnesus, from states including Sparta, Aegineta and Corinth.
Yet Eurybiades and Themistocles got on fairly well for rivals.
Eurybiades was intelligent enough to understand that Themistocles was a genius when it came to politics as well as naval warfare.
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 Themistocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The battle of Artemisium, is the first example of Herodotus's analysis of the conflict between Eurybiades the Spartan and Themistocles.
The final example of conflict occurs after the battle, and Themistocles suggests that the fleet sail to the Hellespont and destroy the bridge.
However the Eurybiades rejects this proposal, as it is too risky.
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 The Battle of Artemisium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The general officer in charge was Eurybiades another Spartan.
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).
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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 VA Aquifer Susceptibility-Publications
Nelms, D.L., Harlow, G.E., Jr., Plummer, L.N., and Busenberg, Eurybiades, 2002
Dunkle, S.A., Plummer, L.N., Busenberg, Eurybiades, Phillips, P.J., Denver, J.M., Hamilton, P.A., Michel, R.L., and Coplen, T.B., 1993
Plummer, L.N., Busenberg, Eurybiades, Böhlke, J.K., Nelms, D.L., Michel, R.L., and Schlosser, Peter, 2000
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 Battle of Salamis
The Greeks had 371 triremes and pentekonters (smaller fifty-oared ships), effectively under Themistocles, but nominally led by the Spartan Eurybiades.
At one point during the debate, spirits flared so badly that Eurybiades raised his staff of office and threatened to strike Themistocles with it.
Xerxes believed Sicinnus and had his fleet blockade the western outlet of the straits, which also served to block any Greek ships who might be planning to escape.
www.molossia.org /milacademy/salamis.html   (974 words)

Talma, A.S., Weaver, John M.C., Plummer, L. Niel, and Busenberg, Eurybiades, 2000, CFC tracing of groundwater in fractured rock aided with 14C and 3H to identify water mixing.
Burton, William C., Plummer, L. Niel, Busenberg, Eurybiades, Lindsey, Bruce D., and Gburek, William R., 2002, Influence of fracture anisotropy on ground-water ages and chemistry, Valley and Ridge Province, Pennsylvania.
Shapiro, Stephanie Dunkle, Plummer, L. Niel, Focazio, Michael J., Busenberg, Eurybiades, Kirkland, Wandee, and Fernandez, Mario, Jr., 2003, Occurrence of volatile organic compounds in drinking water from the United States: Results from archived chromatograms and water samples, 1989-2000.
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 Naval battles in Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
After the occupation of the Thermopylae by the Persians and the end of the naval battle of Artemisius without a decisive result for the Greek fleet, the only line of defence for the Greeks was the Corinth Canal.
After the occupation of Attica by the Persians, a large part of the Greek fleet, with 350 triremes and 85.000 men gathered under Eurybiades at Salamina, the haven for Athenians at the time.
Themistocles with his ingenuity and unrivalled courage managed to overcome the objections of the Corinthian General Ademantas and of Admiral Eurybiades, convincing them of the suitability of Salamina.
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 The Histories Volume 2 by Herodotus :: Page 80 of 113 :: Greek Literature Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Having come thither he said that he desired to communicate to him a matter which concerned the common good; and Eurybiades bade him come into his ship and speak, if he desired to say anything.
Then Themistocles sitting down beside him repeated to him all those things which he had heard Mnesiphilos say, making as if they were his own thoughts, and adding to them many others; until at last by urgent request he persuaded him to come out of his ship and gather the commanders to the council.
Signifying this he turned then to Eurybiades and spoke yet more urgently: "If thou wilt remain here, and remaining here wilt show thyself a good man, well; but if not, thou wilt bring about the overthrow of Hellas, for upon the ships depends all our power in the war.
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 Themistocles sees to it that the
[2] Then the Euboeans, noticing that they were making such plans, entreated Eurybiades to wait a little while, till they themselves had removed their children and households.
When they could not prevail with him, they tried another way and gave Themistocles, the Athenian admiral, a bribe of thirty talents on the condition that the Greek fleet should remain there and fight, when they fought, to defend Euboea.
This was the way in which Themistocles made the Greeks stay where they were: he gave Eurybiades for his share five talents of that money, as though he were making the present of his own money.
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 Terminology for the East-West Conflict, 480-479 BCE
Mini-Case Study: the Persians have wiped out the Spartans at Thermopylae, advanced to Athens and sacked the city, and the Athenian citizens have fled to the nearby island of Salamis (DandG 7.32).
The Greek forces meet on the island, and Themistokles the Athenian commander is at odds with Eurybiades the Spartan (and Greek) commander in chief.
Eurybiades is "inclined towards the Peloponnesian defense strategy" (Hdt.
www.skidmore.edu /classics/courses/2003fall/hi201/salamis-plataia.html   (236 words)

 Mustafa's Story for Lesson 12 Greek Unit
My father, the king of Sparta, was quick to listen to the Athenian general, Themistocles who had a plan to defeat the Persians in Salamis.
Eurybiades got all the generals and royal people and explained how he would carry out Themistocles’; plan.
Eurybiades kicked the carcass and declared Roirraw as captain on board.
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 VA Aquifer Susceptibility-Chlorofluorocarbons
Busenberg, Eurybiades, and Plummer, L.N., 1997, Use of sulfur hexafluoride as a dating tool and as a tracer of igneous and volcanic fluids in ground water.
Busenberg Eurybiades, and Plummer, L.N., 2000, Dating young ground water with sulfur hexafluoride: Natural and anthropogenic sources of sulfur hexafluoride: Water Resources Research, v.
Plummer, L.N., and Busenberg, Eurybiades, 2000, Chlorofluorocarbons, in Cook, P.G., and Herczeg, Andrew, eds., Environmental tracers in subsurface hydrology: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p.
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Over the whole was set as admiral the same man as at Artemision, namely Eurybiades the son of Eurycleides, a Spartan but not of the royal house; the Athenians however supplied by far the greatest number of ships and those which sailed the best.
As a prize of valour they gave to Eurybiades a wreath of olive; and for ability and skill they gave to Themistocles also a wreath of olive, and presented him besides with the chariot which was judged to be the best in Sparta.
So having much commended him, they escorted him on his departure with three hundred picked men of the Spartans, the same who are called the "horsemen,"[90] as far as the boundaries of Tegea: and he is the only man of all we know to whom the Spartans ever gave escort on his way.
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 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Strike (1 syl.).
Strike, but hear me! So said Themis’tocles with wonderful self-possession to Eurybi’ades, the Spartan general.
The tale told by Plutarch is this: Themistocles strongly opposed the proposal of Eurybiades to quit the bay of Sal’amis.
The hot-headed Spartan insultingly remarked that “those who in the public games rise up before the proper signal are scourged.” “True,” said Themistocles, “but those who lag behind win no laurels.” On this, Eurybiades lifted up his staff to strike him, when Themistocles earnestly but proudly exclaimed, “Strike, but hear me!”
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