Hellenistic Naval Warfare and Warships 336-30 BC

War at Sea from Alexander to Actium

Michael Paul Pitassi

The Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great to the Battle of Actium, was a time of great technological change and innovation in naval design.
Date Published :
April 2023
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
80 color and 40 mono integrated
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781399097604
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.6 X 6.7 inches
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$42.95

Overview
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The Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great to the Battle of Actium, was a time of great technological change and innovation in naval design. There was a naval arms race between the Successor States that culminated in a plethora of ship types and the largest oared vessels ever built. 

Michael Pitassi gathers all the available evidence and comparative data to reconstruct the various classes of warship. Each is illustrated with clear diagrams and scale models, with particular attention paid to the arrangement of oars and rowers, the subject of much ongoing debate. He narrates the key naval battles of the period, huge affairs involving hundreds of ships, describing the forces engaged and the tactics employed. Strategic factors such as the location of port facilities, the supply of timber and maritime trade are also considered.

About The Author
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MICHAEL PITASSI is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in naval warfare and ancient history which has led to a deep and abiding interest in the seagoing activities of the Romans and Greeks. He has published three previous books related to this subject, including 'The Roman Navy, ' 'Ships, Men & Warfare 350BC - AD475 '(Seaforth). As well as writing on ancient navies he makes models of their ships.

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