Book cover of The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization by Barry Straussby Barry Strauss

On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks and Persians at Salamis remains one of the most tactically brilliant battles ever fought. The Greek victory changed the course of western history — halting the advance of the Persian Empire and setting the stage for the Golden Age of Athens.

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The Battle of Salamis
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