Herodotus' Histories Vol 3
'Herodotus' Histories Vol 3' Summary
Book VIII (Urania)
- Greek fleet is led by Eurybiades, a Spartan commander who led the Greek fleet after the meeting at the Isthmus 481 BC,
- The destruction by storm of two hundred ships sent to block the Greeks from escaping
- The retreat of the Greek fleet after word of a defeat at Thermopylae
- The supernatural rescue of Delphi from a Persian attack
- The evacuation of Athens assisted by the fleet
- The reinforcement of the Greek fleet at Salamis Island, bringing the total ships to 378
- The destruction of Athens by the Persian land force after difficulties with those who remained
- The Battle of Salamis, the Greeks have the advantage due to better organization, and fewer losses due to ability to swim
- The description of the Angarum, the Persian riding post
- The rise in favor of Artemisia, the Persian woman commander, and her council to Xerxes in favor of returning to Persia
- The vengeance of Hermotimus, Xerxes' chief eunuch, against Panionius
- The attack on Andros by Themistocles, the Athenian fleet commander and most valiant Greek at Salamis
- The escape of Xerxes and leaving behind of 300,000 picked troops under Mardonius in Thessaly
- The ancestry of Alexander I of Macedon, including Perdiccas
- The refusal of an attempt by Alexander to seek a Persian alliance with Athens
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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in...
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolutio...