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Trireme Olympias Stricken from London Olympics – Fears of Popularity and Bridge Jumpers

The image is wonderful to think about. At the start of the London Olympics, the trireme Olympias, with 170 of Britain’s finest rowers at the oars, was to proceed down the Thames bearing the Olympic flame.  But it is not to be. As … Continue reading

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The Olympias Trireme – 5th Century B.C Warship Reborn

Many historians have long suspected that the performance of the Greek triremes as reported by Esculus and others, were overstated.  Some have referred to them as “mythological.”   The  Olympias trireme, built in 1987,  designed by the naval architect John Coates, who died last week, … Continue reading

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