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- A Roman war ship , trieme . Sometimes these carried up to a hundred legionaries and a catapult ./tcc/

Roman Ships

- A Roman war ship , trieme . Sometimes these carried up to a hundred legionaries and a catapult ./tcc/

A phoenician warship by Mc Bride. inspiered from the assyrian low reliefs depicting the Tyrian navy. 8th century BCE

A phoenician warship by Mc Bride. inspiered from the assyrian low reliefs depicting the Tyrian navy. 8th century BCE

The Byzantines employed horse-transports (hippagōga), which were either sailing ships or galleys, the latter modified to accommodate the horses. Given that the chelandia appear originally to have been oared horse-transports, this would imply differences in construction between the chelandion and the dromōn proper. While the dromōn was developed exclusively as a war galley, the chelandion had a special compartment amidships to accommodate a row of horses, increasing its beam and hold depth.

The Byzantines employed horse-transports (hippagōga), which were either sailing ships or galleys, the latter modified to accommodate the horses. Given that the chelandia appear originally to have been oared horse-transports, this would imply differences in construction between the chelandion and the dromōn proper. While the dromōn was developed exclusively as a war galley, the chelandion had a special compartment amidships to accommodate a row of horses, increasing its beam and hold depth.

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