Salamis 480 BC: The Battle for Greece

Salamis 480 BC: The Battle for Greece

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The Battle of Salamis was one of the decisive battles of world history, in which the small city-states of ancient Greece joined forces to take on the mighty Persian Empire. After the defeat and death of the Spartan King Leonidas at Thermopylae, the Persians burned Athens, and the Greek alliance seemed close to collapse. But thanks to the foresight of Athenian general Themistocles and the heroism of the Greek fleet, the Persians would meet with disaster in the narrow straits of Salamis.

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πŸ“šRecommended reading (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases):
πŸ“– Salamis 480 BC: The Naval Campaign That Saved Greece by William Shepherd
πŸ“– Thermopylae 480 BC: : Last Stand of the 300 by Nic Fields
πŸ“– Plataea 479 BC: The Most Glorious Victory Ever Seen by William Shepherd
πŸ“– The Battle of Salamis by Barry Strauss
πŸ“– Herodotus: The Histories translated by Tom Holland

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