Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram

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Mark Cartwright
by Magnus Manske
published on 05 May 2013
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Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram

The hull of the Olympias, a full-scale reconstruction of an ancient Greek trireme warship. The principal strategy in battle of the trireme was to sink or damage the oars of an enemy vessel using the bronze ram fixed to the ship's prow. Triremes were used throughout antiquity and used most famously in the Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE when the allied Greek fleet defeated that of Persian king Xerxes.

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Manske, M. (2013, May 05). Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/1184/

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Manske, Magnus. "Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 05, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/1184/.

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Manske, Magnus. "Trireme Hull with Bronze Ram." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 05 May 2013. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

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