Salamis 480 BC

Salamis 480 BC

The naval campaign that saved Greece

Campaign 222
  • Author: William Shepherd
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: CAM 222
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846036842
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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In 480 BC, the Greek and Persian fleets met in a battle in the strait between Attica and the island of Salamis. Although outnumbered, the Greeks delivered a crushing victory that ended the Persian threat to Greece. This book draws on the findings of archaeological, technological and naval research, as well as on original historical sources to vividly recreate one of the most important naval campaigns in world history.

Biographical Note

William Shepherd studied classics at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1960s and then embarked on a career in publishing, which finally brought him to Osprey, retiring from the position of chief executive in 2007. He is author of The Persian War (Cambridge, 1982), translated from Herodotus. He has also written reading books for children and articles in the Osprey Military Journal, of which he was joint editor, and makes regular contributions to the Osprey blog. He lives in the Cherwell Valley, north of Oxford.Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK

Contents

Origins of the campaign
Chronology
Opposing commanders
Opposing forces
Opposing plans
The campaign to Salamis
‘Salamis divine'
After the battle
The battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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