Friday, 11 November 2016

A is for Aaaaarrrggghhh!

To deal quickly with plate A from Osprey New Vanguard 225.
This FIVE is one of the best reconstructions in the book. Oh, but it is not Rava's work.
It is a straight copy from Jeff Burns' illustration for John Warry's 'Warefare in the Classical World' with some twiddly bits added.
Jeff Burns' quinquereme 1980

 This bireme -liburnian has an oarbox and too many oars. This ship would be 36metres long, the length of a trieres !

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