Athenian Trireme Exploded view of an Athenian Trireme entering Delos harbour in 436 BC. First appeared in 'Greece in Spectacular Cross-Section' published by Oxford University Press Watercolour on paper x Copyright Stephen Biesty
The crew consisted of 200 men; the commanding officer Trierarch, few officers, archers, hoplites and of course 170 oarsmen seated in three different banks. Trireme Olympias is a truly marvellous monument, uniquely ancient and modern.
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