Sunday, May 12, 2013

Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis

The Athenians sailed to near by islands in panic because they received news that 300 Spartan men were slaughtered by the Persians. They also received news that 150,000 Persians were coming to attack them. The Athenians didn't want to be slaughtered, so they fled to near by islands.

The Greeks were able to defeat the Persians even thought they were outnumbered was by tricking the Persians. The Greeks lowered the Persians into a narrow channel. This gave the Greeks ans advantage. The Greeks lost only 40 ships and the Persians 300 ships.

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