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    DescriptionOn a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks and Persians at Salamis remains one of the most tactically brilliant battles ever fought. The Greek victory changed the course of western history -- halting the advance of the Persian Empire and setting the stage for the Golden Age of Athens. In this dramatic new narrative account, historian and classicist Barry Strauss brings this landmark battle to life. He introduces us to the unforgettable characters whose decisions altered history: Themistocles, Athens' great leader (and admiral of its fleet), who devised the ingenious strategy that effectively destroyed the Persian navy in one day; Xerxes, the Persian king who fought bravely but who ultimately did not understand the sea; Aeschylus, the playwright who served in the battle and later wrote about it; and Artemisia, the only woman commander known from antiquity, who turned defeat into personal triumph. Filled with the sights, sounds, and scent of battle, "The Battle of Salamis" is a stirring work of history.


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    Title
    The Battle of Salamis
    Subtitle
    The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- And Western Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Strauss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743244510
    ISBN 10: 0743244516
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC21: 938.03
    DC22: 938.03
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 938/.03
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF225.6 .S76 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHC, JWCK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    05 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Barry Strauss is the Patrick O'Brian of the Persian-Greek war that set the course of western history. He builds a cast-of-thousands classical drama as exciting as any modern epic on a base of astounding detail." -- Dava Sobel, author of "Longitude" and "Galileo's Daughter"