Greek War-Ship with Three Rows of Oars
Illustration of a Greek war-ship from the 5th century BC. There are two masts, a large decorative bird element at the bow, and shell-like enclosure at the stern. Three rows of oars are manned by several men. A large, steering oar at the starboard bow is controlled by a man on a raised platform. A flag flies from the stern.
KeywordsMilitary, Greek, Trojan War, ship, bird, bow, Greek ship, vessel, stern, oar, prow, oars, trireme, three rows, war-ship
GalleriesWind-Powered, Human-Powered Boats and Ships, Ancient Ships, Ancient Greece, Miscellaneous Military Illustrations
Samuel Bannister Harding, Ph.D., Assisted by Margaret Snodgrass, A.M. The Story of Europe: From the Times of the Ancient Greeks to the Colonization of America, An Elementary History for the Sixth Grade, Based Upon the Report of the Committee of Eight to the American Historical Association (Chicago, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1912) 10