Episodes: 24 - 35 24: The Battle of Salamis The pass at Thermopylae had fallen to Xerxes and his forces, the Greek fleet at Artemisium had withdrawn after 3 days of fighting and Athens now lay in ruins. The best part of the Hellenic league fleet now lay at the Island of Salamis, though far from united in their enthusiasm to engage the Persian fleet. It would take a ruse by Themistocles to back the Greeks into a corner to where they would have no choice but to fight the battle of Salamis, one of the most pivotal battles of the second Persian invasion. The Battle of Salamis 25: 300, Rise of an Empire, against the sources The movie 300: Rise of an Empire is the follow up to the film 300, this time depicting the naval battles of Artemisium and Salamis. This time around the focus would be on Athens and their ideals of freedom and Greek unity. We will once again look at the events in the film and see what can be found in the ancient Greek sources and how much artistic licence was needed to tell the story its creators wanted to put across. 300: Rise of an Empire 26: The War Continues Available12th March 2021 Coming Soon!