Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Greek Trireme

Discussion of topics concerning life in the middle ages around the world, including architecture, history, and warfare.

Greek Trireme

Postby Socrates » Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:07 am

Our Social Studies class had a class project for the Ancient Greek era. This was an in-class project so you couldn't do anything at home. (I got an A+ of course :wink: )


1
2

Enjoy.




:)
Image
User avatar
Socrates
Serf
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Location: IN, USA

Postby Socrates » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:45 am

What, did I deserve a B-? :lol:
Image
User avatar
Socrates
Serf
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Location: IN, USA

Postby Lord Felix » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:17 am

That looks great. It might be a good idea to add some background info.

Great job. Too bad it isn't legos :lol:
User avatar
Lord Felix
Landlord
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:07 am
Location: California, USA Age: 16

Postby Shurtugal » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:40 am

Cool boat *ahem* trireme, Socrates! A little more background would be nice, is a trireme a specialized type of boat or something? Anyway, it look awesome!
~Andrew C.

MOCpages!

Eka ai fricai un Shur'tugal! I am a Rider and a friend!
User avatar
Shurtugal
Bailiff
 
Posts: 340
Joined: Thu May 25, 2006 11:26 pm
Location: On the Albertan Prairies, listening to some slow country music

Postby kelderic » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:47 am

Very nice. My only complaint would be that is is a bit short and wide, but in class, you are rather limited.

Kelderic
Battling with college to try and prevent the dark age.
User avatar
kelderic
Knight Bannerett
 
Posts: 2583
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 8:45 pm
Location: Indiana, USA

Postby Socrates » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:27 pm

Shurtugal wrote:Cool boat *ahem* trireme, Socrates! A little more background would be nice, is a trireme a specialized type of boat or something? Anyway, it look awesome!


Woah, didn't see your post.

Triremes (Greek Τριήρεις pl. (Τριήρης sing.)) are several different types of ancient warships. In English no differentiation is made between the Greek trieres and the Latin triremes. This can confuse, while in other languages these describe different ships.

The early type had three rows of oars on each side, manned with one man per oar. They originated with the Phoenicians and are best known from the fleets of Ancient Greece. The early trireme was a development of the pentekonter, an ancient warship with a single row of 25 oars on each side. The trireme's staggered seating permitted three benches per vertical section with an oarsmen on each. The outrigger above the gunwale, projecting laterally beyond it, kept the third row of oars on deck out of the way of the first two under deck. Early triremes were the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 4th century BC.

The heavily armored Greek/Phoenician trireme was the mainstay of most navies during the times of quinquiremes/penteres. Like these, all rowers were now protected under deck and battle was mainly fought by marines. A different system of classification was also used, referring to the men per vertical section, so that they did not necessarily have three rows of oars any more.

Light Roman triremes supplanted the liburnians in the late Roman navy. They were like the early triremes a light type of warship, but with 150 rowers under deck instead of 170, with little armor, but significantly more marines and less structural support for ramming. Later it developed into the heavier dromon.
Image
User avatar
Socrates
Serf
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Location: IN, USA

Postby Prince Imdol » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:19 pm

Wow, great job. Did you happan to use wood or some other material. :?:


P.I
User avatar
Prince Imdol
Master
 
Posts: 1762
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:11 am
Location: Massachusetts

Postby TastyBagel » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:36 am

Hey, just to back up the quote from Socrates, the trireme did in fact take its name from the 3 tiers of rowers. Such rowing was very strenuous, and demanded lots of coordination, so the rowers were citizens, not slaves. (slaves could get out of sync and break oars, crippling the trireme.) Rowed by devoted people, it was surprisingly agile.

Marines fought on deck, but one of the most distinctive aspects of a trireme was the metal nose at the water level, usually decorated, used to ram other ships and sink them. A few years back, (well, more like the mid 80's) the Greek government hired historians, carpenters, the works to build a replica trireme, and had a crew of 170 rowers take for a spin. A Classics Prof I know got to be a rower, which is how I found out about this. More info can be found at:

http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/rowing/trireme/

Not technically a trireme, but nice work for an in-class project.
TastyBagel
Gong Farmer
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:01 pm
Location: Midwest, USA

Postby leaf_of_lire » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:44 pm

Nice, pretty neat. Good job on a A+.
User avatar
leaf_of_lire
Reeve
 
Posts: 479
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:31 pm
Location: G-town MS

Postby Legendary_Corsair » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:14 pm

Nice job with the boat,but I dont like how thin it is but it still looks very good for a class project.Good job.
I am.......a....Future Legend
User avatar
Legendary_Corsair
Archer
 
Posts: 352
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:27 pm
Location: The Forbidden City of Komilthria

Postby Prince Imdol » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:15 pm

Why do you bring up old threads. It is really anoying. Learn not to do that.

P.I
Thomas C.
"Sow a thought, reap an action;
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a destiny"

"Don't let school interfere with your education."-Huckleberry Finn
User avatar
Prince Imdol
Master
 
Posts: 1762
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:11 am
Location: Massachusetts

Postby Emp.Justinian » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:17 am

Prince Imdol wrote:Why do you bring up old threads. It is really anoying. Learn not to do that.

P.I


Well the thread had only been dead for five days when it was resurected. The siege tower/medieval house poll from three years ago is another matter however.

God speed

Emp.Justinian
Support the true king, Support SavaTheAggie!

A proud member of the Legion of Aggie

I Pledge Allegiance to SavaTheAggie
and to the empire for which it rules
one Empire under One Admin
invincible, with tyranny and injustice for all.
User avatar
Emp.Justinian
Archer
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:42 am
Location: Home sweet Home


Return to Medieval Life

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests