Monday, March 05, 2007

Greek Shipping: war, trade, modern tourism

Unsunk Greek Ship
Originally uploaded by Ziko.
The Greek galley: a sail & oar-powered warship. Equipped with a below-waterline ram, it was a deadly weapon.

Greek fire: something akin to phosphorous, it was a magical weapond of the ship-borne Greeks.

Greek empire: trading ships and warships established colonies in -
* Turkey
* Sicily
* ports along distant Mediterranean shores.

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