Book 8

8.11 But on a 1st signal the Greeks formed into a circle, rams out, & on a 2nd they attacked, taking 30 enemy ships before the battle ended.

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8.12 That night there was a violent rainstorm. The corpses & wreckage from the battle drifted toward Aphetae and fouled the Persians' oars.

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8.13 Meanwhile the ships tasked w/sailing around Euboea were driven against rocks by the storm. The god did this to level the playing field.

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8.14 The next day 53 Attic ships brought this news to the Greeks. They put to sea against a squadron of the Persian fleet & destroyed them.

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8.15 On the 3rd day at Artemisium--the 3 days of fighting at sea coincided w/the battles at Thermopylae--the Persians sailed out first.

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8.16 In the battle that ensued the Persian ships fell foul of one another due to their number. The Persians lost more ships than the Greeks.

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8.17 On Xerxes’ side, the Egyptians fought best. The Athenians were the best of the Greeks, and of them Clinias, who served on his own ship.

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8.18 In the end, the Greeks had possession of the dead and the wrecks, but many of their ships were disabled. They resolved to retreat. 

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8.19 Themistocles had a plan to get some of X’s allies to desert. 1st he bid the Greeks kill/cook lots of sheep lest the Persians get them.

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8.20 The Euboeans had ignored an oracle warning them to evacuate their flocks when a foreigner yoked the sea. Now they were in trouble.

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