Ancient Greek Warship

Ancient Greek Warship

500–322 BC

New Vanguard 132
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Peter Bull
  • Short code: NVG 132
  • Publication Date: 7 Mar 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846030741
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Formidable and sophisticated, triremes were the deadliest battleships of the ancient world and at the height of their success the Athenians were the dominant exponents of their devastating power. Primarily galleys designed to fight under oar power, their main weapon was a bronze-plated ram situated at the prow. This book offers a complete analysis of the most potent battleship of its time; the weapon by which Athens achieved, maintained and ultimately lost its power and prosperity.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, 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 at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.Peter Bull graduated from art college in 1979 and has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. He has created both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide, and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in East Sussex, UK, which he founded in 1975. Peter Chesterton has worked closely with Peter Bull on the subject matter of this book

Contents

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

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