From Salamis to Actium, through Lepanto and the Nile to the naval massacre of Navarino, not to mention other armed encounters of lesser interest, all the blood heroically spilt into the Mediterranean has not stained with a single trail of purple the deep azure of its classic waters.
It is very probable that, had the Battle of Salamis never been fought, the face of the world would have been much as we behold it now, fashioned by the mediocre inspiration and the short-sighted labours of men.
For as the sea-fight at Salamis
and the battle with the Carthaginians in Sicily took place at the same time, but did not tend to any one result, so in the sequence of events, one thing sometimes follows another, and yet no single result is thereby produced.
A government may be changed either into an oligarchy, democracy, or a free state; when the magistrates, or any part of the city acquire great credit, or are increased in power, as the court of Areopagus at Athens, having procured great credit during the Median war, added firmness to their administration; and, on the other hand, the maritime force, composed of the commonalty, having gained the victory at Salamis
, by their power at sea, got the lead in the state, and strengthened the popular party: and at Argos, the nobles, having gained great credit by the battle of Mantinea against the Lacedaemonians, endeavoured to dissolve the democracy.
The "Cyprian Lays", ascribed to Stasinus of Cyprus (14) (but also to Hegesinus of Salamis
) was designed to do for the events preceding the action of the "Iliad" what Arctinus had done for the later phases of the Trojan War.
After tarrying here awhile, the Bay of Salamis
will be crossed, and a day given to Corinth, whence the voyage will be continued to Constantinople, passing on the way through the Grecian Archipelago, the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmora, and the mouth of the Golden Horn, and arriving in about forty-eight hours from Athens.
Perkins was showing him a picture of Salamis
, and with his finger, a finger of which the nail had a little black edge to it, was pointing out how the Greek ships were placed and how the Persian.
But when the oligarchy of the Thirty was in power, they sent for me and four others into the rotunda, and bade us bring Leon the Salaminian from Salamis
, as they wanted to put him to death.
Ajax brought twelve ships from Salamis
, and stationed them alongside those of the Athenians.
During a visit to the Northwestern borders of the country in East Azerbaijan province on Friday, Major General Salami
reassured the force's complete intelligence dominance over border areas, saying border units are a sign of the country's sovereignty.
, who made the appeal in Ibadan in a chat with newsmen, said: 'It is important that we continue to live a life of piety as done during the fasting period.
In a speech on Thursday, Salami
indicated that his country doesn't want to engage in a war with any country, adding at the same that Iran is ready for it.