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Trireme Olympias of the Hellenic Navy

Trireme Olympias of the Hellenic Navy
The trireme (τριήρης) is a class of warships used by the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans. As a ship it was fast and agile, and became the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 4th century BC, when they were largely superseded by the larger quadriremes and quinquiremes. Triremes played a vital role in the Persian Wars, the creation of the Athenian maritime empire, and its downfall in the Peloponnesian War.

Marina Trokadero
Palaion Faliron, Athens Greece

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