Account of Xerxes witnessing the battle of Salamis between an Alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 B.C., in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. It marked the high-point of the second Persian invasion of Greece which had begun in 480 B.C.
The great naval battle of Salamis was fought between the Greeks and Persians in 480 BCE in the narrow strait between Salamis and Attica. The Phoenicians made up an important part of the Persian navy. King Xerxes I of Persia had with him three loyal kings from the Phoenicians city-states: King Eshmunazar II of Sidon, son of high priestess of Astarte; King Mattan IV of Tyre, son of Hiram; and King Maharbaal of Arvad.
Themistocles (524 - 459 a. C) Athenian politician and general. One of the most important battles of the ancient world was that of Salamis (Medical War II, in 480 a. Of C) and resulted in the destruction by the Greeks of the huge fleet of the Persians. The latter, led by Xerxes, had launched a massive invasion of Greece, Asia Minor through making a huge army raced across the plains of Anatolia, Laodicea, Sardis and Pergamum, intending to cross the Dardanelles to reach the Greeks in the…
The Battle of Salamis – September 480 BCE. Often overshadowed by the heroic last-stand undertaken by the alliance of Greek city-states at Thermopylae, the naval battle at the straits of Salamis was actually much more important to the outcome of the Greco-Persian Wars.
The ancient Greek warship known as a trireme was instrumental in helping the Greeks defeat the Persians in the Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE. Though images of the trireme appear on painted vases and carved reliefs, archaeologists have never found actual remains of this iconic ship