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Poetry Reading: Anniversary year Thermopylae - Salamina 2020

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Poetry reading by students from the Greek School to celebrate 2,500 years since the famous Battles of  Thermopylae – Salamina.
The battle of Thermopylae took place in the beginning of September 480 BCE (along with the naval battle of Artemisium) between the Greeks and the Persians, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. The Persians, masters of Asia Minor and rulers of the Greek cities there, had been defeated ten years earlier (490 BCE) in Marathon, during the reign of the Persian King Darius, under the command of his generals Datis and Artaphernes. However, the plan of also subjugating the cities of the Greek mainland remained, therefore they prepared a second expedition to the Greek peninsula, this time led by the Persian King himself and son of Darius, Xerxes.
The battle of Salamina was a naval battle, one of the most important in world history, took place toward the end of September 480 BCE at the southernmost strait between Salamis and Attica. The Greeks, with comparatively much smaller forces (approximately three hundred and fifty ships), but with a display of unity and intelligent tactics, crushed the numerically superior Persian fleet (over a thousand ships).
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Time: 6pm - 7pm

Genres: Heritage / Language / Literature / Poetry

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Genres: Language / Music

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