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By Elizabeth Jeffreys, John H. Pryor

ISBN-10: 9004151974

ISBN-13: 9789004151970

This quantity examines the advance and evolution of the battle galley often called the Dromon, and its relative, the Chelandion, from first visual appeal within the 6th century until eventually its supercession within the 12th century by way of the Galea constructed within the Latin West. starting as a small, fully-decked, monoreme galley, through the 10th century the Dromon had turn into a bireme, the pre-eminent conflict galley of the Mediterranean. The salient gains of those ships have been their two-banked oarage method, the spurs at their bows which changed the ram of classical antiquity, their lateen sails, and their basic weapon: Greek hearth. The publication contextualizes the technical features of the ships in the operational heritage of Byzantine fleets, logistical difficulties of medieval naval struggle, and strategic targets. Surviving Byzantine resources, particularly tactical manuals, are subjected to shut literary and phiological research.

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This quantity examines the improvement and evolution of the conflict galley often called the Dromon, and its relative, the Chelandion, from first visual appeal within the 6th century until eventually its supercession within the 12th century by way of the Galea built within the Latin West. starting as a small, fully-decked, monoreme galley, via the 10th century the Dromon had turn into a bireme, the pre-eminent struggle galley of the Mediterranean.

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Cocinthus (cl. ), Cocintum promontorium (med. ), Sth'lai (Byz. ): cape, Punta di Stilo, Calabria, Italy. Strovbilo" (Byz. ) Strovilus/Strobilus et var. SELECTIVE GAZETEER St Symeon Sybota T4abarqa Ta2hart Tahu2da Tenedos Thebes Themetra Thermopylae Thrake2sio2n Thugga Tingitania Tinnis Tmutorakan Trajan’s Gates xxxvii (med. ): fortress and port on the SW coast of Asia Minor, Aspat or Çifut Kalesi, Turkey. Sancti Symeonis Portus, et var. (med. ): town and port, Samandag°, Turkey. Suvbota (cl. ), Sybota (cl.

Is manœuvred. treenails: wooden pins or dowels inserted into bored holes to hold any two timbers together. ) position, irrespective of any vertical arrangement of the benches or of the number of oarsmen on the same bench. ), esp. at points where protection from abrasion or collision is required. waterline: level of flotation of a ship. ). weight in hand the downward force on the mid-handle needed to of an oar raise the oar from the water and to balance it at the pivot at the thole. windlass: a horizontal cylinder fitted with bars to turn it, around which an anchor cable can be wound.

Thema†, Apulia and NE Basilicata, Italy. Lukia (cl. & Byz. ), Lycia/Lucia (cl. & med. ): R. prov. of SW Asia Minor. Maivandro" (cl. & Byz. ), Maeander/ Maeandrus (cl. & med. ): river Mendere, Turkey. Banasa (cl. & med. ), Bavnassa (cl. ): ancient town on the river Sebou, Morocco, lost. ), Hanshı3r Dwı3mı3s, Tunisia. ), Malazgirt (Turkish): fortress city N of Lake Van, Malazgirt, Turkey. Mauritania Caesariensis (cl. ): prov. of R. North Africa, N-W Algeria. Mauritania Sitifensis (cl. ): prov. of R.

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