Sources: Cartwright, Mark. "Salamis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2017.
The Battle of Salamis was fought between the narrow straits of Piraeus and Salamis, a small island in the Saronic gulf near Athens, Greece. This war was fought because Xerxes vowed revenge against the Athenians after the Greeks won the Battle of Marathon.
This battle was held at sea and involved two of Greece's major city-states of Athens and Sparta against Persia.
The battle occurred in September of 480 BCE. The Commanding Officers where Themistocles for the Greeks and Xerxes for Persia.
It was fought because Xerxes vowed revenge against the Athenians after the Greeks won the Battle of Marathon.
Something interesting about the war I picked is that the Greeks lured the Persians into the narrow strait of Salamis where the Persians ships were out maneuvered by the Greek’s smaller more maneuverable ships. The Persians became easy targets.
Greece won the Battle of Salamis.
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