Battle Of Salamis Summary

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The Battle of Salamis provides an informative and intriguing account of the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. Barry Strauss is a professor of history and classics at Cornell University. He specializes in ancient warfare as well as naval warfare. His works have been published in a variety of academic journals as well as The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. In this monograph, Strauss brings the battle to life and takes readers on a ride. His book is a adequate source for students, educators, and those who enjoy learning about ancient naval warfare. This monograph is categorized into four parts: The Advance, The Trap, The Battle, and The Retreat. These four parts are further broken down into thirteen chapters that further break down and explain …show more content…
Their major downfall was attempting to turn their boats around. Being that the Persian ships were too large to maneuver, they were unable to flee due to other persian ships blocking the path. By trying to turn around they crashed into their own ships. They were blocked from all sides with nowhere to go. In the end, the Greeks won. This was especially disheartening for the Persian army. Xerxes ordered the attack first. Also, this battle was very costly for Persia. They needed even more ships for supplies and to also transport troops. On the other hand, the Greeks were proud, not only did they trick the Persian army, which was proven a game-changing tactic, they were also triumphant over an army more than three times their size. Not only did Barry Strauss give a factual account of the battle of Salamis, he also provides an interesting narrative. When reading this monograph, it did not feel like reading a history book, but a novel that got even more interesting as the pages turned. The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece-and the Western Civilization provides an informative and intriguing account of the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. This publication is an acceptable resource for students to learn and analyze the battle as well as the leaders, ships, and different tactics

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