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Historical Greek Warships 500-322 BC КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Серия: New forefront 132 Язык: английский Формат: pdf Размер: 27.94 Мб zero 1 2 three four five

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1 knots (13km/h, 8mph) for a period of just under five minutes. 05 knots with a flying start. 6 knots (16km/h, 10mph). The distance from Byzantium is taken to be 129 nautical miles (239km/148 miles). However, a major problem for the crew of modern varsity rowers is a chronic lack of space for movement. To obtain the best performance, each rower should be able to reach forward with his/her arm straight at each catch, and move from the hips, using additional force from the leg muscles. This is, of course, greatly helped by the sliding seats of modern racing eights.

D: OARSMEN The fundamental innovation of the trireme was that, since the ship was no more than 37m (120ft) long, the oarsmen were not arranged in straight lines, but in three staggered banks. This arrangement thus accomplished the threefold aim of a) not hampering rowing operations, b) not needing excessively high freeboard and c) limiting the vessel to a reasonable length. The cramped and poorly ventilated world of the oarsmen was permeated by the pungent odours of pine resin, mutton tallow, sweat and flatulence, and occasionally of blood and vomit.

He was, in fact, the first to make events of the past the subject of research and verification, which is what the word historie meant. His work, in truth a masterpiece, is the chief source for the events of the Graeco-Persian Wars at the turn of the 5th century BC, but contains much else, including wonderful accounts of various cultures, myths and sights. If we believe what he says, he travelled extensively in the known world of the Greeks, from the northern shores of the Black Sea to Elephantine on the First Cataract of the Nile, and from the 'heel' of Italy to western Iran.

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