Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Side,Top, and Section Views of the trireme "Olympus"

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The ship views shown here are scale drawings. The 170 rowers were arranged in three files on each side: 31 in the top bank and 27 in each of the two lower banks. The six files are arranged in a "V" shape, with the lowest bank farthest inboard and the top one farthest outboard. The seats of the rowers in the top and bottom files were angled a few degrees inboard, so that all the oar tips were evenly spaced.


"Scientific American," April, 1989


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