Salamis War

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By: Avery Goff, Billie Roland & Jaelyn Samad

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  • Commanding Officers
  • Themistocles
  • King Xerxes
  • Naval Battle
  • Outnumbered?
  • Persians
  • Greeks
  • The Salamis War was caused by King Xerxes of Persia, when he tried to take Themistocles of Greece´s land. The war started in 480 B.C. until 449 B.C.
  • The Battle
  • The Salamis War was a naval battle in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece. Many ships sunk and people died. Both the Greeks and Persians used Triremes to fight this naval battle.
  • A Unique War
  • The Persians outnumbered the Greeks, but the Greeks still found a way around that and defeated the Persians.
  • The War Ends
  • The Greeks out smarted the Persians and fired at their boats. The Greeks defeated the Persians and took back their land.
  • Although there had been conflicts between the Greek leaders, they remained united. The next morning, realizing that the Greeks had not retreated, the Persian fleet advanced into the narrow straits between the island and the mainland.
  • The Greeks ended the war and defeated the Persians even though the Persians outnumbered them greatly. Persians were angry and upset about their loss.
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