Even after disarming the western satraps, Artaxerxes III had his hands full in the west. It was time to retake Egypt, but that was easier said than done.
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A Podcast Dedicated to the History of the ancient Iranian empires from 700 BCE to 700 CE
While three Persian land armies were spreading out over western Anatolia to contain and defeat the Ionian Greek rebels and their allies, a fourth army was headed to the island of Cyprus. The Cypriot King of Salamis, Onesilos had usurped his brother’s throne and incited his neighbors to rebellion. In our first “Battle of Salamis” the Persians retake the strange and strategic island.