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Trireme - 17x11cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302129312687 Trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars Was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans. "Tριήρης" (Trieris), is the actual Greek name for Trireme. The trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars, manned with one man per oar. In modern languages the number in a word or phrase describing an arrangement of oars indicates the number in all, for example in modern Greek the word diplokopos describes a boat with two rows of oars in all, as does the Italian doppio ordine di reme and the English double banked. The early trireme was a development of the penteconter, an ancient warship with a single row of 25 oars on each side (i.e. a double banked boat), and of the bireme (Greek: διήρης, diērēs), a warship with two banks of oars, probably of Phoenician origin. Although there is no mention in ancient literature of a type of ship intermediate between the penteconter and the trireme. The word dieres does not appear until the Roman period. "It must be assumed that the term pentekontor covered the two-level type".As a ship it was fast and agile, and became the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 4th centuries BC, when they were largely superseded by the larger quadriremes and quinqueremes. Triremes played a vital role in the Persian, the creation of the Athenian maritime empire, and its downfall in the Pelopponesian War. In English, no differentiation is made between the Greek triērēs and the Latin triremis. This is sometimes a source of confusion, as in other languages these terms refer to different styles of ships. Though the term today is used almost exclusively for ancient warships, modern historians also refer to medieval and early modern galleys with three files of oarsmen per side as triremes.The rowing arrangement of these differed considerably, though, since knowledge of the structure of the original triremes was lost some time during Late Antiquity. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this small replica of a Trieris measures 6.7"x4.3" (17cmx11cm) Painted by hand to mimic an aged bronze artifact. The deliberate imperfection is has been used to imitate a corroded finding. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: The hull is made of fired gypsum painted to mimic aged bronze. Mast and sails are metallic and removable. Measures measures 6.7"x4.3" (17cmx11cm) Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new bronze style replica depicting a Trireme., Type: Ship, Material: Fired gypsum, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, EAN: 0601577100409, Dimensions: 17cmx11cm, UPC-A: 601577100409, Hellenic name: Triiris, Latin equivalent: Trireme

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