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Battle of Salamis : the navel encounter that saved Greece-- and western civilization

Author: Barry S Strauss
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"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 victory that is still studied today. The Greek triumph at Salamis stopped the advancing Persians and saved the first democracy in history. It made Athens the dominant city in Greece,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Strauss
ISBN: 0743244516 9780743244510 0743244508 9780743244503
OCLC Number: 181599372
Description: xxi, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Timetable of events relating to the battle of Salamis, 480 B.C. --
Prologue : Piraeus --
The advance --
Ch. 1. Artemisium --
Ch. 2. Thermophylae --
Ch. 3. Athens --
Ch. 4. Salamis --
The trap --
Ch. 5. Phaleron --
Ch. 6. From Salamis to Phaleron --
Ch. 7. From Phaleron to Salamis --
Ch. 8. Salamis --
The battle --
Ch. 9. Salamis Straits : morning --
Ch. 10. Salamis Straits : afternoon --
Ch. 11. Salamis Straits : evening --
The retreat --
Ch. 12. Phaleron --
Ch. 13. Andros --
Epilogue : Susa.
Responsibility: Barry Strauss.
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"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 victory that is still studied today. The Greek triumph at Salamis stopped the advancing Persians and saved the first democracy in history. It made Athens the dominant city in Greece, gave birth to the Athenian empire, and set the stage for the Age of Pericles. On the Persian side, the battle of Salamis also featured history's first female admiral and sailors from three continents."

"The Battle of Salamis features some of the most fascinating figures in the ancient world: Themistocles, the Athenian commander who masterminded the victory (and tricked his fellow Greeks into fighting); Xerxes, the Persian king who understood land but not naval warfare; Aeschylus, the Greek playwright who took part at Salamis and later immortalized it in drama; and Artemisia, the half-Greek queen who was one of Xerxes' trusted commanders and who turned defeat into personal victory."--Jacket.

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