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date: 03 August 2020

Salamis, battle of (480 bc). 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
John F. LazenbyJohn F. Lazenby

The Persians, tempted, perhaps, by a message from *Themistocles, moved into the channel between the island and the mainland, almost certainly at night, to confront the Greek fleet, based on the island. Their intention was to surprise the Greeks at their anchorage, and prevent their escape by flanking their lines of retreat, but the Greeks were warned in time by a deserting Tenian ship (... ...

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