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Salamis J.L. Verner

Salamis

J.L. Verner

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The Battle of Salamis in 480 BC was one of the defining events for western civilization. In this naval conflict the Persian fleet was defeated by a vastly outnumbered navy assembled by an alliance of Greek city-states thereby placing a figurative seaMoreThe Battle of Salamis in 480 BC was one of the defining events for western civilization. In this naval conflict the Persian fleet was defeated by a vastly outnumbered navy assembled by an alliance of Greek city-states thereby placing a figurative sea anchor on the eastern idea of absolute monarchy and allowing the nascent Greek notion of democracy to move forward.Artemisia, Tyrant of Halicarnassus, was called upon to furnish one trireme, an early battleship, for the Persian navy and subsequently was given command of a flotilla of five vessels. Based on Herodotus’ Histories, this is her extended story. It describes how this unique woman became tyrant, her role in the Battle of Salamis, and the succeeding events in her life.