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sep 28, 480 BC - Battle of Salamis

Description:

Naval battle centered at island off coast of Athens against Persians under Xerxes fought by ca. 5000 Athenians evacuated from city; Athens wins by narrowing battle field and using triremes (thanks Themistokles/Perikles)

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Background, Persian War, Peloponnesian War, Aftermath

Date:

sep 28, 480 BC
Now
~ 2501 years ago
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