American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A promontory of western Asia Minor. In 479 B.C. it was the site of a major Greek victory over the Persian fleet.
“None of them provide battle plans, or even large-scale surveys, for the major engagements (Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, or Mycale), though Marathon and Salamis do at least get (unannotated) aerial photographs.”
“After the Medes had returned from Europe, defeated by sea and land by the Hellenes, and after those of them who had fled with their ships to Mycale had been destroyed, Leotychides, king of the Lacedaemonians, the commander of the Hellenes at Mycale, departed home with the allies from”
“Athenians with the eighty-two ships from Samos were at the moment lying at Glauce in Mycale, a point where Samos approaches near to the continent; and, seeing the Peloponnesian fleet sailing against them, retired into Samos, not thinking themselves numerically strong enough to stake their all upon a battle.”
“The Athenians accordingly withdrew to Samos, and the Peloponnesians put in at Mycale, and encamped with the land forces of the Milesians and the people of the neighbourhood.”
“Milesians to move by land upon Mycale, set sail thither.”
“In the aftermath of the Greek victory on land at Plataea and both on land and at sea at Mycale a battle in 479 B.C.”
“The Greeks burned the Persian ships on the beach at Mycale.”
“Instead, they beached their ships on the Anatolian coast at Mycale, opposite the island of Samos, only to lose the land battle that followed.”
“Two other things are striking about the Persian fleet at Mycale.”
“After his victory in the battle of Mycale in 479 B.C., the Athenian general Xanthippus sailed to the Hellespont to lay siege to the city of Sestus.”
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