Rowing in the Ancient Mediterranean: a New Aspect

By A. F. Tilley and V. H. Fenwick, published February 1973

Abstract

A strong case is presented dealing with the method of rowing in reverse, stern first, based on ancient pictorial and written evidence.  The method used by the ancient oarsmen to reverse direction is fully described in detail.  The accuracy of painted pottery in relation to ancient oared ships is also technically vindicated.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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