The Pepsis went on to sack the cities of Themes and Athletes before being turned back at the battle of Salami.
“Because Xerxes thought has was a god” is somewhere way off to the lower left.
It’s depressing how often I still have to inform students that the king of Persia was a normal-sized dude who wore clothes.
I have no excuse for this one. I really don’t.
For those of you who are wondering, that’s Herodotos’ Histories 5.64-65, 5.81, 7.133, 3.46, 3.15, 4.46. And as long as you’ve got the book out, go read 2.121 for the tale of the thief who outwitted the pharaoh.