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The Athenian Trireme : The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Warship - J. S. Morrison

The Athenian Trireme

The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Warship

Hardcover Published: 20th July 2000
ISBN: 9780521564199
Number Of Pages: 348

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Shortly before the launch of the reconstructed Greek warship, Olympias, the first edition of The Athenian Trireme was published, providing historical and technical background to the reconstruction of the ship. Since then, five seasons of experimental trials have been conducted on the ship under oar and sail, and the lessons learned have been supplemented by new archaeological discoveries and by historical, scientific and physiological research over the past fifteen years. For this second edition, the text has been recast and a number of substantive changes have been made. In addition, there is an entirely new chapter that describes the trials of Olympias in detail, reports the performance figures, and outlines the changes desirable in any second reconstruction. There are nineteen new illustrations, including eleven photographs of Olympias at sea demonstrating features of the design that could be represented only by drawings in the first edition.

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' ... reads like the best sort of detective story.' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine Reviews of the first edition: '... pulls together all the known theories and evidence concerning the trireme, copiously illustrated and a highly readable account.' The Guardian 'If the ship is as good as the book, it will be doing well.' Times Literary Supplement

Introduction
Questions and answers
Evolution and supersession of the trieres
The Salamis campaign
Sybota and the gulf of Corinth
Cynossema, Cyzicus and Arginusae
Naval movements
The men
The ships I
The ships II
The materials
The reconstruction: fundamentals of design
The reconstruction: main features
The Athenian trireme reconstructed: sea trials of Olympias
Fast triereis
The Lenormant relief in projection
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ISBN: 9780521564199
ISBN-10: 0521564190
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 20th July 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.77 x 15.65  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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