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Sphacteria is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece. Its modern name is Sphagia. There are also Pylos in Ilia including Pylos Ilias and Pyrgos Trifylias which are both archaeological sites Pylos (Greek Πύλος Formerly Navarino) is the name of a bay and a town on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the district of Messenia in southern Greece. ... Though Peloponnese is used to refer to the entire peninsula, the periphery with that name includes only part of that landmass. ... Sphagia is the modern name of the island known in ancient times as Sphacteria. ...


In ancient times it was the site of the Battle of Sphacteria in the Peloponnesian war (text). In modern times the bay was the site of the Battle of Navarino in the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire (the forerunner to modern-day Turkey). Combatants Athens Sparta Commanders Demosthenes Cleon Epitadas† Styphon Strength About 3000 440 Casualties Very few (about 230) 148 The Battle of Sphacteria was a battle of the Peloponnesian War in 425 BC, between Athens and Sparta. ... Map of the Greek world at the start of the Peloponnesian War The Peloponnesian War began in 431 BC between the Athenian Empire (or The Delian League) and the Peloponnesian League, led by Sparta. ... Combatants United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Restored Kingdom of France, Imperial Russia Ottoman Empire, Egypt Commanders Edward Codrington, Henri de Rigny, Login Petrovich Geiden Ibrahim Pasha Strength 7 battleships, 10 frigates, 4 brigs, 2 schooners, 1 cutter 3 battleships, 17 frigates, 30 corvettes, 28 brigs, 5 schooners, 5... Combatants Greek guerilla forces Ottoman Empire forces Commanders Kolokotronis Vrionis, Ibrahim Pasha The Greek War of Independence (1821-31), also known as the Greek Revolution, was a successful war waged by the Greeks and supporting nations to win independence for Greece from the Ottoman Empire. ... This is the current Article Improvement Drive collaboration! CAST YOUR VOTE for next weeks article For the thrash metal band, see The Ottoman Empire. ...

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Battle of Sphacteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1134 words)
The Battle of Sphacteria was a battle of the Peloponnesian War in 425 BC, between Athens and Sparta.
This meant that the island of Sphacteria, where Epitadas had landed with 440 hoplites, was completely blockaded by the Athenian fleet.
This was such a shock to the Spartans that representatives from Sparta itself came to negotiate an armistice at Pylos, with a view to safeguarding the troops on Sphacteria until an end to the war with Athens could be arranged.
Sphacteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (98 words)
Sphacteria is a small island at the entrance to the bay of Pylos in the Peloponnese, Greece.
In ancient times it was the site of the Battle of Sphacteria in the Peloponnesian war (text).
In modern times the bay was the site of the Battle of Navarino in the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire (the forerunner to modern-day Turkey).
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