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What were Greek warships called?
Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
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Furthermore, what is a trireme in ancient Greece?
riːm/; derived from Latin: trirēmis "with three banks of oars"; Ancient Greek: τριήρης triērēs, literally "three-rower") was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans.
Subsequently, question is, what was the name of ancient Greece? The ancient and modern name of the country is Hellas or Hellada (Greek: Ελλάς, Ελλάδα; in polytonic: ?λλάς, ?λλάδα), and its official name is the Hellenic Republic "Helliniki Dimokratia".
Just so, which of the following is a reason for Greek ships to be called triremes?
The trireme was so-called because of the arrangement of rowers in three lines down the length of each side of the ship. Consequently, the total number of rowers could have been between 170 and 180, allowing a speed of as high as nine or ten knots in short bursts.
How were ancient Greek ships built?
The Greeks added a layer of brass to the tip of their warships to make their ships work effectively as a battering ram when needed. Greek ships, whatever their purpose, were powered by sails and oarsmen. They were built to turn briskly and move rapidly through the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.