The Greco - Persian wars were a series of conflicts from 499 BC to 449 BC between allied Greek city states and the Persian Achaemenid Empire.

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Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?

While I was at university in the late 1970s, I was told by a faculty advisor that the Greek rowers at the Battle of Salamis were given cushions that greatly increased their comfort and efficiency (and ...