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Persian Wars - Battle of Salamis
Trinity Christian Academy History/English 9th grade
Revenge on Athenian Navy
Oracle at Delphi warned they would be saved by their navy; Themistocles threatened to COMPLETELY withdraw his navy if it was not used in this battle
Persian Major Figures/Leaders
Greek Major Figures/Leaders
Overwhelm Greeks with size again (see Battle of Thermopylae)
outmaneuver Persian fleet with their more nimble triremes - get large Persian ships stuck in straights/etc; cut Persian naval supply lines
Xerxes fears a second Ionian rebellion - leaves Greece (hurts morale)
Beat mighty Persians! (2nd time to save Hellas - Athens)