Roman Shipwrecks and Modern Aegean Ships

By Peter Throckmorton, published August 1964


roman-ship-sardini_3350953bThis article gives details of Roman shipwrecks from just before and after the birth of Christ. It goes into construction materials and methods and compares them with boats constructed in modern times, concluding that changes have been evolutionary, as distinct from revolutionary. The various types of modern boats, their construction and their business, are discussed.

As a monthly featured article this has been made freely available for July by the publishers of The Mariner’s Mirror, Routledge.


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Filed under: Antiquity | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

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