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Ancient Greek Admirals: Admirals of Alexander the Great, Ancient Athenian Admirals, Ancient Rhodian Admirals, Ancient Spartan Admirals Source Wikipedia

Ancient Greek Admirals: Admirals of Alexander the Great, Ancient Athenian Admirals, Ancient Rhodian Admirals, Ancient Spartan Admirals

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Published August 18th 2011
ISBN : 9781158144532
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Admirals of Alexander the Great, Ancient Athenian admirals, Ancient Rhodian admirals, Ancient SpartanMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Admirals of Alexander the Great, Ancient Athenian admirals, Ancient Rhodian admirals, Ancient Spartan admirals, Themistocles, Lysander, Conon, Antalcidas, Nearchus, Cimon, Eteonicus, Onesicritus, Phormio, Hegesandridas, Polyxenidas, Dionysius the Phocaean, Eurybiades, Strombichides, Agesimbrotus, Chabrias, Callicratidas, Tolmides, Hegelochus of Macedon, Eunomus, Proteas of Macedon, Leosthenes, Androsthenes of Thasos, Peisander, Antisthenes of Sparta, Hierax, Amphoterus, Phanias, Protomachus, Heraclides, Theophiliscus, Andromachus of Cyprus, Cleonaeus, Pharacidas. Excerpt: Themistocles (Greek: Glory of the Law)- c. 524-459 BC, was an Athenian politician and a general. He was one of a new breed of politicians who rose to prominence in the early years of the Athenian democracy, along with his great rival Aristides. As a politician, Themistocles was a populist, having the support of lower class Athenians, and generally being at odds with the Athenian nobility. Elected archon in 493 BC, he took steps to increase the naval power of Athens, which would be a recurring theme in his political career. During the first Persian invasion of Greece, he fought at the Battle of Marathon, and was possibly one of the 10 Athenian strategoi (generals) in that battle. In the years after Marathon, and in the run up to the second Persian invasion he became the most prominent politician in Athens. He continued to advocate a strong Athenian navy, and in 483 BC he persuaded the Athenians to build a fleet of 100 triremes- these would prove crucial in the forthcoming conflict with Persia. During the second invasion, he was in effective command of the Greek allied navy at the battles of Artemisium and Salamis. Due to subterfuge on the part of Themistocles, the Allies lured the Persian fleet into the Straits of Salamis, and the decisive Greek...