Definition: Naval battle
that ended in a decisive defeat for Persia. Greek ships were
outnumbered but still won. The great naval war hero
Alcibiades tricked the Persians into rushing into Salamis
Bay, where their large ships proved no match for the
smaller, more manueverable Greek ships. While the Persian
emperor Xerxes watched from an overlooking cliff, his fleet
was virtually destroyed.
Persian Wars: Greece's Finest
Get down to basics with this easy-to-read article describing
the Greeks' mighty struggles against the mighty Persians.
Includes maps and timeline, as well as interactive windows
describing each of the four important battles.
Learn more about the area as a whole.
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of the Battle
See how the battle was won.
More about the Battle
More about the before, during, and after of the wars
Dates are always helpful in understanding wars.
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