Some articles on persians, navy:
... In the aftermath of Thermopylae, Boeotia fell to the Persians, who then began to advance on Athens ... the Isthmus of Corinth, thus abandoning Athens to the Persians ... whose security after all relied on the Athenian navy, to accept his plan ...
Famous quotes containing the words navy and/or persian:
“There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.”
—Thomas Babington Macaulay (18001859)
“The threadbare trees, so poor and thin,
They are no wealthier than I;
But with as brave a core within
They rear their boughs to the October sky.
Poor knights they are which bravely wait
The charge of Winters cavalry,
Keeping a simple Roman state,
Discumbered of their Persian luxury.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)