After that, the head of the Ionian cities convened in Panionione common shrine in the foothills of Mycale, a council of war, at which it was decided to continue the war with the help of the fleet, which decided to pull all the ships of Miletus to the last.
The ensuing in 497 BC. e. naval battle in front of a small island Lade Miletus was the first naval battle, a more or less detailed description of which is owned by Herodotus, it came to us. According to this description, we can conclude that Naval Science Greeks were then in a primitive state. Chios Island exhibited the greatest number of ships - 100 ships, 40 of the best warriors in each; Millet, rich and populous city, was late with the equipment and put up only 80; Lesbos - 70; Samos -.. 60, etc. Foca, only gradually recovered after the eviction and destruction that took place 50 years earlier, could not put more than 3 ships, headed by, however, was put the best and the ability of the commanders - Dionysius. A total of 353 triremes was exposed, but their name was not fleet; They were soon nine squadrons, are very different in strength, without a superior, without tactical units and training, and above all without the habit to work together and submit a single commander.
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