Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC by Nic FieldsAncient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC by Nic Fields

Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC

byNic FieldsIllustratorPeter Bull

Paperback | March 27, 2007

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Formidable and sophisticated, triremes were the deadliest battleship of the ancient world, and at the height of their success, the Athenians were the dominant exponents of their devastating power. Primarily longships designed to fight under oar power, the trireme was built for lightness and strength; ship-timber was mostly softwoods such as poplar, pine and fir, while the oars and mast were made out of fir. Their main weapon was a bronze-plated ram situated at the prow.

From the combined Greek naval victory at Salamis (480 BC), through the Peloponnesian War, and up until the terrible defeat by the Macedonians at Amorgos, the Athenian trireme was an object of dread to its enemies.

This book offers a complete analysis and insight into the most potent battleship of its time; the weapon by which Athens achieved, maintained, and ultimately lost its power and prosperity.

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines for seven years. Having left the Navy he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History...
Title:Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BCFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.49 × 7.29 × 0.14 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846030749

ISBN - 13:9781846030741

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Origins · Design · Construction · Crew · In Action · Ruling the Waves · The Athenian Navy · Olympias · Bibliography · Colour Plate Commentary · Index

Editorial Reviews

"It is a fascinating look into the cutting edge of naval technology of the ancient Greeks and a book that will keep your interest from the first to the last page. One I can highly recommend." -Scott Van Aken,