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  Salamis, Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salamis was an ancient city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km North of Famagusta.
The history of Salamis during the early Archaic and Classical periods is reflected in the narrations of the Greek historian Herodotus and the speeches of the Greek orator Isokrates.
Salamis was afterwards besieged and conquered by Artaxerxes III.
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 SALAMIS - LoveToKnow Article on SALAMIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Homer Salamis was the home of the Aeginetan prince Telamon and his sons Ajax and Teucer, and this tradition is confirmed by the position of the ancient capital of the island opposite Aegina.
Though Attic tradition claimed Salamis as an ancient possession the island was not strictly Athenian territory; a 6th-century inscription shows that it was treated either as a cleruchy or as a privileged foreign dependency.
The town of Salamis was removed to an inlet of the E. coast opposite Attica.
22.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SALAMIS.htm   (942 words)

  
 SALAMIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The king of Salamis is among those recorded as submitting to the Assyrians in 707 B.C., climed on some of this coins (the earliest known from Cyprus) to be ruler of the whole Island, which proves the early pre-eminence of Salamis among the cities of the Island.
Salamis was defended by Menelaus against all the arts which won Demetrius the name "Besieger of Cities", but the signal defeat of Ptolemy when he arrived with his fleet to releive the city, left Salamis and the island in Demetrius' hands.
Salamis was exposed to the full brunt of the Arab raids which were launched against the Island intermittently from about A.D. In the first expedition under Muawiya Salamis besieged, capture and sacked, and the population massacred.
www.charm.net /~trnc/sal001.html   (590 words)

  
 Salamis, Greece
Salamis (modern Greek Salamína), the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, with a much indented coast, closes off the entrance to the Bay of Eleusis.
Salamis is celebrated as the scene of the great naval battle in 480 B.C. in which the Athenians, their resources depleted by war, inflicted a devastating defeat with their force of 378 triremes on a much larger Persian fleet and thus finally frustrated Xerxes' plans to expand westward into Europe.
The battle - which Aeschylus, an eye-witness, took as the theme of his tragedy "The Persians" - was fought in the waters to the east of Salamis, between the island of Áyios Yeóryios to the north and the island of Psyttaleia and the Kynosoura ("Dog's Tail") peninsula to the south.
www.planetware.com /attica/salamis-gr-cen-salam.htm   (212 words)

  
 Battle of Salamis Encyclopedia Article @ InnerMan.com (Inner Man)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Athenians had fled to Salamis after the Battle of Thermopylae in August, 480 BC, while the Persians occupied and burned their city.
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".
Themistocles argued in favor of fighting at Salamis, as the Persian fleet would be able to continually supply their army no matter how many defensive walls Eurybiades built.
www.innerman.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Salamis   (941 words)

  
 Salamis Antik Kenti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The city of Salamis was founded during the migrations that started towards the end of the Bronze Age by the tribes that came from Anatolia, and Akas who came from Greece and joined them in Kilikya.
The gymnasium was destroyed in the earthquakes in 332 and 342 A. and was later reconstructed by Constantinus as the Salamis baths.
The Royal Tombs The Salamis Necropolis covers an area of roughly 4 square miles and stretches from Enkomi to the West end of the Salamis forest and to the St. Barnabas Monastery.
www.tourism.trnc.net /main/tarih/magosa/esalamis.html   (1637 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Salamis
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 13:5).
Salamis was destroyed by earthquakes, and was rebuilt by Constantius II (337-61), who called it Constantia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13393a.htm   (335 words)

  
 Salamis Cyprus
Salamis is an ancient city on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km North of Gazimaguşa.
In 450 BC Salamis was the site of a simultaneous land and sea battle between Athens and the Persians.
The most important ruler of the kingdom of Salamis was Evagoras (410–-374 BC), who became ruler of the whole island, and won its independence from the Persian Empire.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/SalamisCyprus.html   (671 words)

  
 The Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Salamis was one of the most important battles in history.
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.
The aftermath of Salamis left the Athenians the greatest naval power in the Mediterranean.
www.indepthinfo.com /salamis/index.shtml   (251 words)

  
 Battles : Salamis
Salamis /Cyprus 450 BC The Battle of Salamis took place around 450 BC near Salamis in Cyprus.
The Battle of Salamis of 480 BC was a naval battle in the Greco-Persian Wars near the island of Salamis near Athens in Greece.
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.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/History/Battles/SalamisCyprus450.html   (327 words)

  
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The waters of the sound of Salamis were so narrow that in them the Persians could not exploit their numerical superiority.
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.
www.metrum.org /perwars/salamis.htm   (2245 words)

  
 Salamis: Ancient Roman city - Famagusta, North Cyprus
The ancient city of Salamis became the capital of Cyprus as far back as 1100 BC.
The city shared the destiny of the rest of the island during the successive occupations by the various dominant powers of the Near East, viz.
It must be remembered that all the ancient ruins in Europe were -free for all- quarries for the builders of the medieval castles.
www.cypnet.co.uk /ncyprus/city/famagusta/salamis   (651 words)

  
 Salamis, Battle of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Salamis, Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the sack of Athens by the Persians, the commanders of some 370 Greek war galleys then lying off the island of Salamis debated what action they could take; their debate was ended by the appearance of the Persian fleet in the Bay of Phalerum.
Tradition says that Themistocles, the Athenian commander of the Greek fleet, sent the Persians a fake message, ostensibly from a spy, warning that the Greek fleet was about to withdraw and that the Persians should blockade the entrance to the Bay of Eleusis.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Salamis,+Battle+of   (295 words)

  
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The Greeks at Salamis, on the other hand, when they heard what the rest were about, felt greatly alarmed; but their fear was not so much for themselves as for the Peloponnese.
They had reached in their flight that part of the coast of Salamis where stands the temple of Minerva Sciras, when they met a light bark, a very strange apparition: it was never discovered that any one had sent it to them; and till it appeared they were altogether ignorant how the battle was going.
As soon as the sea-fight was ended,[24] the Greeks drew together to Salamis all the wrecks that were to be found in that quarter, and prepared themselves for another engagement, supposing that the king would renew the fight with the vessels which still remained to him.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Herosal.html   (4715 words)

  
 RIGZONE - Salamis Establishes Inspection and Testing Division
Salamis has established an Inspection and Testing Division to complement the multi-disciplined support services and maintenance solutions it provides to international Blue Chip clients in the energy, petrochemical, industrial, and utilities sectors.
This move follows Salamis' acquisition from MB Inspection Ltd, for an undisclosed sum, of the personnel and equipment associated with the SORT 4 joint venture, established in 2003 to support the Sigma 3 joint venture servicing Shell's Central & Northern North Sea assets.
Salamis' expertise is available throughout the design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning phases of both onshore and offshore projects.
www.rigzone.com /news/article.asp?a_id=27385   (328 words)

  
 Salamis The Island -- Salamina Municipality -
Salamis Island is the birth place of mythical heroes like Aias or Ajax once the king of Salamis Island, Euripides the great poet and play writer.
Also at Salamis bay the greatest navel battle in history took place determining the future of Europe at the time, The Great Battle of Salamis.
That in short is Salamis Island browse through the links for more information and we thank you for visiting our site, feel free to e-mail us for any questions you have we would be pleased to answer.
salamina.gr /english   (213 words)

  
 Boston.com / A&E / Books / Historian breathes life into an ancient battle
Fortunately, the city's 100,000 residents had already been evacuated to the nearby island of Salamis and were prepared, if necessary, to flee westward to Italy.
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.
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   (760 words)

  
 History of Salamis Island  -
Poseidon fell in love with Salamina and she gave birth to Cychreus the first king of Salamis who was half man half fish.
After her death he married Erivia or Periboea and the legendary AIAS (AJAX) was born, who was the leader of the Salaminian and Megarian army at the Trojan war.
he greatest event of Salamis history is the great battle of Salamis, which changed the course of history at that time, where the Greeks defeated the Persians and ended the quest of the Asian barbarians to conquer Greece and Europe.
www.salamina.gr /english/history.htm   (321 words)

  
 ----- Salamis of the Saronic Isles -----
Salamis lies in the small bay opposite Piraeus, Elefsina and Megara.
Salamis, birthplace of the tragic poet Euripides, made its mark on history with the famous battle in 480 B.C., when the Greeks routed the fleet of Xerxes, consolidating the Greek miracle.
Pausanias in his guide speaks about Salamis, mentioning the Agora and the ruins of the temple of Aiakos and the related mysteries.
www.dilos.com /region/attica/salamis.html   (158 words)

  
 Simonsays.com > SimonSays > The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With their vast armada the Persians expected victory at Salamis, but the gods had always disapproved of an excessive taste for vengeance, and the Persian emperor Xerxes had a parched throat when it came to Greek blood.
The ships at Salamis were the most important wooden structures in the history of Greece since the Trojan horse.
He was able to sail the Salamis channel, and he examined ships with the discerning eye of a lifelong voyager.
www.simonsays.com /content/content.cfm?sid=33&pid=488018&agid=2   (2665 words)

  
 Famagusta and Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was built in I 597, the Roman sarcophagus from Salamis being used as the washbasin.
Salamis occupies quite an extensive area, being about I km wide and I 3/4 km long so that, unless you are a good walker, a car is essential.
Salamis theatre dates from 200 A.D. when Augustus was emperor and here plays were performed at intervals for 200 years until 400 A.D. when the Byzantines let it lapse into a ruin, much of the marble floor tiling and seat covers being used in the restoration of the Gymnasium which we can see today.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/drfm1.html   (17275 words)

  
 Salamis, Northern Cyprus
There was probably little development until around 1200BC when the inhabitants of the nearby city of Enkomi discovered that their harbour was silting up and it was essential to find new Access for shipping if the copper exports were not to suffer.
Salamis was the nearest and most logical place to develop.
Before the eight century BC Salamis was the most important commercial centre on the island and by the sixth century BC was being referred to in ancient texts with regard to the payment of taxes to the Assyrian Overlords.
www.hotelsempati.com /Salamis_Northern_Cyprus.html   (410 words)

  
 GMT GAMES Great Battles of History: Salamis Module for War Galley
Salamis, one of the most famous naval battles in history, was a direct result of the Persian need to keep their large, invading army supplied by controlling the sea lanes.
However, when Thermopylae fell, Themistocles' position became untenable, and the Greek fleet retreated to anchorage in the narrow channel of the Bay of Eleusis, west of Athens, at Salamis.
At Artemisium the Greeks had learned that, while their crews and marines were superior, the huge disparity in numbers could be telling.
www.gmtgames.com /gbwg/sal_main.html   (466 words)

  
 Barry Strauss book
As the book's flyleaf states, the battle of Salamis "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...
And Strauss didn't simply wish to pen another military history of the battle of Salamis; he wanted to bring entirely new scholarship into the court of memory, drawing on nautical science, archaeology, forensic anthropology and meteorology, among other specialties -- in short, all the latest advances in the field of classical history.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/04/9.30.04/Strauss-Salamis.html   (821 words)

  
 HELLAS:NET - Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was Themistocles who was the only one who realised that the navy should not fight on open sea, but in the narrow strait of Salamis where it had retreated to.
There was more than enough reason for celebration on Salamis that night, and there was cause for celebration on Sicily as well where the Syrcusans had crushed the Carthagian advance at Himera.
The battle of Salamis was definitely not the final blow as Xerxes had hoped, but the Persians could afford the losses much easier than the Greeks.
monolith.dnsalias.org /~marsares/warfare/battle/salamis.html   (1360 words)

  
 CBC Montreal - Pillar of Greek community dead at 108   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Salamis came to Canada from Greece in 1914 and worked across the country, helping newly arrived Greek immigrants to settle in Canada.
Salamis himself figured that he had performed over 10,000 religious ceremonies with Greek Montrealers.
Salamis will lie in state Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m.
www.cbc.ca /montreal/story/qc-salamis20051017.html   (422 words)

  
 The Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Herodotus suggests that there is little support for defending the island, and only the Athenians are in favour of the proposal, although this too is unlikely because presumably Megara and Aegina would want to defend north of the Isthmus.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /salamis.htm   (2009 words)

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