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Ancient city located on Cyprus's eastern coast, it had an active trade with Phoenicia, Egypt, and Cilicia. According to tradition, Salamis was founded by Teucer, a hero of the Trojan War. A major Hellenic centre during the struggles between Greece and Persia, it was the scene of a Greek naval victory in 449 BC; The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle fought between an Alliance of Greek city-states and the Achaemenid Empire of Persia in September 480 BC in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. In 306 BC the Macedonian king Demetrius I (Poliorcetes) defeated Ptolemy I (Soter) of Egypt near there. The city was visited later by SS Paul and Barnabas. It was known as Constantia after the Byzantine emperor Constantius II rebuilt it (AD 337–61). It was abandoned after its destruction by the Arabs in 647-648. (Wikipedia) - Salamis

Salamis may refer to

  • Salamis (mythology), a nymph in Greek mythology
  • Salamis (butterfly), a genus of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae
  • Salamis Island in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, near Athens, Greece
    • Battle of Salamis, fought at Salamis Island in 480 BC between Greeks and Persians
    • Salamis Naval Base, a Greek naval base on Salamis Island
    • Greek battleship Salamis, a dreadnought ordered from Germany by Greece in 1912 but not delivered due to the outbreak of World War I
  • Salamis, Cyprus, an ancient city on the east coast of Cyprus
    • Battle of Salamis in Cyprus (450 BC), fought between Greeks and Persians
    • Battle of Salamis (306 BC), fought between two of the Diadochi, Ptolemy I and Demetrius
  • Salamis-Class Cruiser, a warship in the fictional Gundam universe
  • The English plural of salami
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