Reconstructing the Greek Trireme
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The trireme, a swift warship with three banks of oars, ruled the Mediterranean Sea in the 5th century B.C., when the Athenian empire was at its height. Yet only sparse evidence remains for what these vessels were like. Follow a detailed reconstruction based on tantalizing clues.