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The age of titans : the rise and fall of the great Hellenistic navies

Author: William M Murray
Publisher: New York, N.Y : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Age of Titans examines how heavy warships crewed by thousands of men developed from the agile triremes so popular during the Greek Classical Age. Following Alexander the Great, a new focus on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Murray
ISBN: 9780195388640 019538864X
OCLC Number: 779515972
Description: 1 online resource (XXVII, 356 S : .
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations ; Introduction: Understanding the Big Ship Phenomenon ; 1. Frontal Ramming and the Development of "Fours" and "Fives" ; 2. Frontal Ramming: Structural Considerations ; 3. The Development of Naval Siege Warfare ; 4. Philo the Byzantine and the Requirements of Naval Siege Warfare ; 5. Big Ships, Boarding, and Catapults ; 6. The Culmination of the Big Ship Phenomenon ; 7. The End of the Big Ship Phenomenon ; Conclusion ; Appendices ; Appendix A: Testimonia for "Fours" ; Appendix B: Testimonia for "Fives" ; Appendix C: Testimonia for "Sixes" to "Tens" ; Appendix D: Testimonia for "Elevens" to "Forty" ; Appendix E: Book V of Philo's Compendium of Mechanics-The Naval Sections ; Appendix F: Testimonia for Naval Artillery ; Glossary ; Chronology ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Responsibility: William M. Murray.

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a very detailed analysis of the naval arms race that developed in the Hellenistic Age. ... an important contribution to the field of both naval history and the Hellenistic Period. Murray does an Read more...

 
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