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Great Sea Battles from the Classical World – Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A general look at ships and sailing techniques in the Ancient World and how vessels were used in warfare.

We shall look at the strategies used by navies in the ancient world and specifically the tactics at Salamis in 480 BC where the allied Greek forces defeated the Persian fleet of King Xerxes, the second battle of Syracuse in 414 BC when the mighty Athenians were defeated by the Syracusans and the battle of Actium in 31 BC when Augustus and Agrippa decisively defeated Antony and Cleopatra. We shall also look at some of the lesser known conflicts and the design of Ancient warships.


May 16
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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City Lit and British Museum
Keeley Street and Great Russell Street
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