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Salamis - Persian Defeat



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Salamis - Persian Defeat

At SALAMIS, the Greek fleet of 370 vessels defeats the Persian fleet of 1000+, thus forcing Xerxes to cancel his plan to invade Greece

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1000 Cancel Defeat Defeats Forcing Invade Persian Plan Salamis Vessels Xerxes


A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Introducing the "Salamis - Persian Defeat" poster print from the Media Storehouse collection, brought to you by Mary Evans Picture Library. This captivating image transports you back to 480 BC, where the Greek fleet, led by Themistocles, triumphantly defeated the Persian fleet at the Battle of Salamis. With over 370 Greek ships outnumbered by the Persian fleet's estimated 1,000 vessels, this pivotal moment in history marked the turning point of the Greco-Persian Wars. Add this evocative poster print to your collection and relive the epic tale of courage and determination that changed the course of history.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 30.3cm x 21.6cm (11.9" x 8.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Salamis: A Turning Point in Ancient History - The Persian Defeat (480 BC) This evocative image captures the pivotal moment of the Battle of Salamis, a decisive engagement in the Greco-Persian Wars that took place on the shores of the eponymous Greek island in 480 BC. The Greek fleet, numbering approximately 370 vessels, is depicted triumphantly engaging the much larger Persian fleet, which is estimated to have consisted of over 1000 ships. The Battle of Salamis was a crucial turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars, which had been raging since 490 BC. The Persian king Xerxes I, seeking to avenge his father's defeat at Marathon a decade earlier, had led a massive invasion force into Greece. His plan was to conquer the entire Greek peninsula and bring it under Persian rule. However, the Greeks, under the leadership of Themistocles, had managed to assemble a formidable naval force to confront the Persians at Salamis. The battle raged for several hours, with the Greeks initially holding the upper hand. The turning point came when Themistocles ordered a tactical maneuver, luring the Persian fleet into a narrow channel where they were vulnerable to attack. The Greeks seized the opportunity and inflicted a devastating defeat on the Persians, sinking or capturing over 300 of their ships. The Persian defeat at Salamis was a significant blow to Xerxes' invasion plans. He was forced to abandon his campaign and retreat back to Asia, marking the end of the second Persian invasion of Greece. The Battle of Salamis is considered a seminal moment in ancient history, demonstrating the resilience and determination of the Greeks in the face of a powerful and well-equipped enemy.

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