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Greek war galley

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At this point, it is worth pausing to consider in detail the war galley which the Phœnicians had developed and which they handed down to the Greeks at this turning point in the world's history. The bireme and the trireme were adopted by the Greeks, apparently without alteration, save that at Salamis the Greek galleys were said to have been more strongly built and to have presented a lower freeboard than those of the Phœnicians.

Author
Source
A History of Sea Power
by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Available from www.gutenberg.org
Published in 1920
Keywords
Greece, Warship
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