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Author Wallinga, H. T.

Title Xerxes' Greek adventure : the naval perspective / by H.T. Wallinga
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (x, 174 pages) : maps
Series Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum, 0169-8958 ; 264
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 264. 0169-8958
Contents The Persian Wars in a naval perspective -- The numbers of Xerxes's fleet -- The text of Aischylos's Persians, 366-368, and the Persian battle-order -- The battlefield of Salamis and its tactical possibilities -- Themistokles's message and the Persian war aims -- The seizure of Psyttaleia and the Persian plan of attack -- The quality of the ships -- Tactical capabilities -- The battle of Salamis
Summary This volume deals with Xerxes' invasion of Greece (480 B.C.), particularly as a naval operation. It examines the traditions preserved by Aischylos, Herodotos, and others against the background of the revolutionary naval developments in the period preceding Xerxes' decision to attack. Among the subjects discussed are: the naval pressure on Persian foreign policy; the strength in numbers of the Persian navy in 480; its deployment in the waters of Salamis related to the physical features of the battlefield and the position of the Greeks; Themistokles' legendary message as a key to the Persian plan of attack; the quality of the opposing ships and their tactical capabilities; the battle of Salamis itself and its outcome. The book includes maps and a photograph of the area discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-162) and indexes
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Subject Salamis, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C.
Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C. -- Naval operations.
Greece -- History, Military -- To 146 B.C.
Iran -- History, Military.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280906995
1429429216 (electronic bk.)
9781429429214 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)