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The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

William Murray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Thanks to Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme or “three”) built by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we better understand the physical properties of the trireme ... More


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William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The physical properties of the Athlit ram plus the ram sockets at Nikopolis reveal the considerable power generated by the ram blows of mid-sized polyremes. When we pair what we learn from Philo’s ... More


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