Athenian Trireme vs Persian Trireme: The Graeco-Persian Wars 499–449 BC: Duel, cartea 122

Autor Nic Fields Ilustrat de Adam Hook
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 21 iul 2022
A fascinating and detailed exploration of one of the most famous warships of the Ancient world - the trireme - and its tactical employment by the opposing sides in the 5th-century BC Graeco-Persian Wars.You may be familiar with the Athenian trireme - but how much do you know about the ram-armed, triple-oared warships that it dueled against at the battles of Artemision, Salamis and the Eurymedon River? How similar or different were these warships to each other? And why did the Persians rely on Phoenician vessels to form much of their navy? Much attention has been devoted to the Greek trireme, made famous by modern reconstruction - with only passing notice given to the opposing Persian navy's vessels in illustrated treatments. Join us on the Aegean as, for the first time, we reveal a rarely attempted colour reconstruction of a trireme in Persian service. Compare the form, construction, design, manoeuvrability, and tactical deployment of the opposing triremes, aided by stunning illustrations. Man the decks of these warships with the fighting complement of Greek citizen hoplites, Scythian archers and Persian marines, and learn why the Greeks placed a bounty of 10,000 drachmae on the head of Artemisia - the Karian queen and Persian admiral, and the only woman among Xerxes' commanders.
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ISBN-13: 9781472848611
ISBN-10: 1472848616
Pagini: 80
Ilustrații: Colour illustrations throughout, including profiles, technical drawings, battlescene artworks, maps and photographs.
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 mm
Greutate: 0.26 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria Duel

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


Acclaimed classical historian Dr Nic Fields explores the crucial role that triremes played in the Graeco-Persian Wars, and why they proved to be the decisive factor in the Athenianvictory.

Notă biografică

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher.


IntroductionChronologyDesign and DevelopmentTechnical SpecificationsThe CombatantsCombat Statistics and AnalysisAftermathGlossary and AbbreviationsBibliographyIndex