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

Author: William Michael Murray
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Michael Murray
ISBN: 0199932409 9780199932405 9780195388640 019538864X
OCLC Number: 794925411
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction : understanding the big ship phenomenon --
Frontal ramming and the development of "fours" and "fives" --
Frontal ramming : structural considerations --
The development of naval siege warfare --
Philo the Byzantine and the requirements of naval siege warfare --
Big ships, boarding, and catapults --
The culmination of the big ship phenomenon --
The end of the big ship phenomenon.
Series Title: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Responsibility: William Murray.
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