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Oxbow Monograph 31 - The Trireme Project

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Subtitled; 'Operational Experience 1987-90 Lessons Learnt'.

Published in 1993 by Oxbow Books.

The Trireme was a Greek galley propelled by three levels of oars and square sails. They were in use some 2500 years ago and very little was known about either their construction nor how they worked in practice. With backing of the Greek government a full size replica was built and then sailed by an international crew between 1987 and 1990 to try and learn more about these fascinating ships and how they were handled.

Packed with sketches and photographs this is a full account of the first three years of sea trials. Of great interest to anyone interested in ancient history and the practical problems of how things were achieved in past ages.

This Trireme volume reports on a whole host of aspects of the sea trials and testing of Olympias. Contributors are: S Mc Grail (Experimental Archaeology); John Morrison (Triereis: The evidence from antiquity); John Coates (design of the experimental ship, rigging of oars, carrying troops, beaching); Owain Roberts (Rigging Olympias); Boris Rankov (Rowing Olympias); I Whithead (On `Better Sailing' qualities, mooring); Timothy Shaw (voyage and speed trials, resistance/speed curve, rowing at sea and astern, steering to ram). Final chapters review the lessons learned and the validity of the sea trials with a look forward to aims for the future.

In very good clean condition other than a very small amount of creasing and rubbing on the corners of the covers.

Item details

Added value:
A fascinating piece of experimental archaeology
Author(s):
Timothy Shaw (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.8 cm by 29.5 cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0946897581
ISBN-13:
9780946897582
Number of pages:
122
Publisher:
Oxbow Books
Title:
The Trireme Project

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Subtitled; 'Operational Experience 1987-90 Lessons Learnt'.

Published in 1993 by Oxbow Books.

The Trireme was a Greek galley propelled by three levels of oars and square sails. They were in use some 2500 years ago and very little was known about either their construction nor how they worked in practice. With backing of the Greek government a full size replica was built and then sailed by an international crew between 1987 and 1990 to try and learn more about these fascinating ships and how they were handled.

Packed with sketches and photographs this is a full account of the first three years of sea trials. Of great interest to anyone interested in ancient history and the practical problems of how things were achieved in past ages.

This Trireme volume reports on a whole host of aspects of the sea trials and testing of Olympias. Contributors are: S Mc Grail (Experimental Archaeology); John Morrison (Triereis: The evidence from antiquity); John Coates (design of the experimental ship, rigging of oars, carrying troops, beaching); Owain Roberts (Rigging Olympias); Boris Rankov (Rowing Olympias); I Whithead (On `Better Sailing' qualities, mooring); Timothy Shaw (voyage and speed trials, resistance/speed curve, rowing at sea and astern, steering to ram). Final chapters review the lessons learned and the validity of the sea trials with a look forward to aims for the future.

In very good clean condition other than a very small amount of creasing and rubbing on the corners of the covers.

Added value:
A fascinating piece of experimental archaeology
Author(s):
Timothy Shaw (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.8 cm by 29.5 cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0946897581
ISBN-13:
9780946897582
Number of pages:
122
Publisher:
Oxbow Books
Title:
The Trireme Project

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