The Battle Of Mycale

The Battle Of Mycale...
1host2u.com 27/08/479BC History

Keywords:#1host2u.ir, #Athens, #Babylon, #Egypt, #Greece, #Greek, #Ionia, #Ionian, #Mardonius, #Mycale, #Persian, #Plataea, #Samos, #Sardis, #Xerxes

After an alliance between Greeks and Spartans, many Ionian cities began revolting. Sacking of Athens was marked as "mission accomplished" as punishment for Greeks, but Xerxes rushed back to deal with revolts in Egypt and Babylon leaving behind his general Mardonius in charge. There was not a clear strategy for the aftermath of the victory and the occupied territories were just expected to surrender and comply but soon Mardonius learned that his terms were refused.
The region was vast and hardly defendable because the enemy had put together a strong fleet that could land overnight at any corner of Ionia. On Aug, 27, 478 B.C. 40,000 Greek alliance forces landed near Mycale mountain east of Samos. Iranians quickly formed battle lines on shore but some of their mercenary forces soon defected and fled the battlefield or joined the enemy lines. After a short battle, Persians retreated to the fort they had constructed further inland. The fort fell shortly and only a few of the remaining soldiers got the chance to flee to Sardis.
The complete destruction of the Persian navy, along with the destruction of Mardonius' army at Plataea, decisively ended the conquest of Greece....

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
Greco-Persian Wars: The Battle of Thermopylae ...
1host2u.com 20/08/480BC History
The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over...View Details»

The Battle of Marathon Between Persia and Greece ...
1host2u.com 14/09/490BC Military
The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fou...View Details»

The Battle Of Salamis...
1host2u.com 27/09/480BC History
After taking care of the revolts in Egypt and Babylon, Xerxes turned towards Greece which was interfering in the areas in Persian realm using a hit an...View Details»

Persians Capture Athens...
1host2u.com 27/09/480BC History
King Dariush the Great was preparing for an expedition to Greece before he died in November 486. His son Xerxes succeeded him and as soon as he suppre...View Details»

The Battle Of Plataea...
1host2u.com 27/08/479BC History
After Athens was captured, Xerxes was assured of a decisive victory and retreated to deal with an uprising in Babylon. He left general Mardonius in ch...View Details»


EOF