Notes on Certain Greek Nautical Terms and on Three Passages in I.G. ii. 1632

Classical Quarterly 41 (3-4):122- (1947)
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Abstract

IN 19052 Dr. Tarn put forward the theory that the trireme had three squads of oarsmen, one forward, one amidships, and one aft, and that its oar system was similar to that of the Venetian a zenzile galleys of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, ships in which 'three oarsmen sit to each bench, each pulling his own oar, so that the man who sits furthest inboard pulls the longest oar

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