While he was no tyrant, he used his connections, his oratory skills, and the Athenian process of ostracism to dominate the political scene. An effort should be made to make this a more balanced account of Battle of salamis and xerxes military battle There are seven days to deal with these objections.
Obviously, regular paragraph form will look quite confusing and ugly, and a table would likely take up just as much space as the list The section lacks background! Everyone in Persia had the right to compensation for work. This proves that the excessive amounts of troops or fleet could disbenifit you, since you would be more disorganised.
No sources are provided for the discussion on the date of the battle The quote from Aeschylus needs to be properly referenced. His people were his servants, almost his slaves.
At the ensuing Battle of Marathonthe Athenians won a remarkable victory, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Persian army to Asia. He ignored her advice because she was a woman. This dual strategy was adopted by the congress.
If you have any doubt or question, please drop me a note. Those Persians who survived and ended up on shore were killed by the Greeks who found them. Xerxes had the Athenian population bottled up and on the verge of starvation at Salamis.
Note "a" refers to the number of ships in the Greek side. In addition, just a few minor stylistic improvements - 1 the introduction does not state, or even imply, the incredible fame and importance of this battle.
Eurybiades and the Spartans continued to argue with Themistocles about the necessity of fighting at Salamis. First the Messengers arrived in Athens and announced that Xerxes and the Persians wanted only "earth and water"after this request the Athenias brute smacked them and send them away.
Artemisia suggested that fighting at sea was an unnecessary risk, recommending instead: The Greek fleet joined them there in August after the indecisive Battle of Artemisium. By this time, Themistocles was the most powerful man in Athens. The rage of the greeks was so huge that they hunted them over the Aegean sea so that "no one left alive".
It is not on things of wood that the issue hangs for us, but on men and horses Good luck, -- Victor12 I guess they were too confident for success since their numbers.
Again, this is an example of strategic vision; those fortifications were a key component of Athenian strategy during the Peloponnesian War about years later.
Xerxes and most of his army retreated to the Hellespont, where Xerxes wanted to march his army back over the bridge of ships he had created before the Greeks arrived to destroy it although they had in fact decided not to do this.
I cannot see though how is this related to my answer to Spectheintro. At the ensuing Battle of Marathonthe Athenians won a remarkable victory, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Persian army to Asia. It had the power to send envoys asking for assistance and to dispatch troops from the member states to defensive points after joint consultation.
People continue to call citizens of Peria servants or slaves. I think in the translation of the battle song "motherland" should be "fatherland".
I skipped the ship number cites but I added a few extra cites, for example Herodotus VIII, 85 reports the reproach of the ghost of a woman. Note "b" is not linked to any part of the infobox. 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.
Dispositions[ edit ] In the Allied fleet, the Athenians were on the left, and on the right were probably the Spartans although Diodorus says it was the Megareans and Aeginetians ; the other contingents were in the center. The Persians, by then, had some ships. Do not, O king, make the Persians the laughing-stock of the Greeks, for if you have suffered harm, it is by no fault of the Persians.
Slaves existed in other parts of the world less than years ago. By daybreak the Persian ships were in position. I think the main problem of the article is sourcing not just because some paragraphs lack references but mainly because of the type of sources used.
I thought they had larger and harder to maneuver ships by the phoenecians. Compelling the Persians to commit their ships one behind the other gave the Greeks the advantage at any point of contact, even with fewer ships overall.
I think that passage should be removed unless it can be correctly sourced. This included naval forces, of which the Spartans had little experience while the Athenians were already a maritime power.Artemisia had distinguished herself as a commander in earlier naval battles and had warned Xerxes against engaging at Salamis.
He ignored her advice because she was a woman. Originally published in the November issue of Military History. Persian Wars: Battle of Salamis.
Search the site GO. History & Culture. Military History Naval Battles Military History Naval Battles Battles & Wars Key Figures Placing his throne on the slopes of Mount Aigaleos, Xerxes prepared to watch the coming battle.
While the night passed without incident, the following morning a group of. The Battle of Artemisium, or Artemision was a series of naval engagements over three days during the second Persian invasion of Greece. The battle took place simultaneously with the more famous land battle at Thermopylae, in August or September BC, off the coast of Euboea and was fought between Eurybiades, Themistocles, Adeimantus: Artemisia I, Achaemenes.
Focus Questions: 1. How was Xerxes forced into a journey of revenge due to is kingship? Perhaps Xerxes feared that news of Salamis would reach Ionia and encourage revolt.
Whatever the reason, Xerxes withdrew the fleet and sent it to winter stations neat the Dardanelles and Ionia. Xerxes took no more interest in military matters and. The main battle was planned to take place in Salamis toward the end of September. Therefore, the Decree of Troezen is not only compatible with several elements of Herodotus’ narration but also helps to interpret the Histories in a.
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