Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dept. of History, US Military Academy
published on 04 May 2013
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The distribution of the respective fleets of the Greek allied states (blue) against the Persian forces of Xerxes (red), 480 BCE. The Greeks would outmanoeuvre the Persians in the shallow waters of the straights and win a victory which would (with the land Battle of Plataea one year later) end Xerxes' imperial ambitions in Greece.

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Academy, D. o. H. U. M. (2013, May 04). Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1180/battle-of-salamis-480-bce/

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Academy, Dept. of History, US Military. "Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 04, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1180/battle-of-salamis-480-bce/.

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Academy, Dept. of History, US Military. "Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 May 2013. Web. 27 Jul 2021.