Trials of the Trireme

Lipke, Paul
March 1988
Archaeology;Mar/Apr88, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p22
Chronicles the history of the vessel, called trieres by the ancient Greeks. Emperor Napoleon III's launched of his replica of a trireme, a warship propelled by banks of oars; Launched and sea trials of a trireme replica, the Olympias; Cambridge University undergraduate John S. Morrison's argument that the trireme was propelled by tiers of oars of identical length; Reconstruction of a trieres by Morrison and John Coates, retired Chief Naval Architect of the British Ministry of Defense. INSET: The Great Trireme Race..


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