Author Results for Boris Rankov

Reconstructing the Past: the Operation of the Trireme Reconstruction Olympias in the Light of the Historical Sources

By Boris Rankov

  This paper is a summary of lessons drawn from practical experience of crewing Olympias, a reconstructed 4th century BCE Greek trireme. Over a series of summers volunteer rowers participated in a project to understand the workings of such a vessel and which also permitted analysis of the practical difficulties that arose. Highlighted in this […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Manpower & Life at Sea