The Army that Fought at Sea
|Caption||The Army that Fought at Sea. Rome had never fought a naval battle, so when it had to build a navy, it made sure that its legionaries had a sure way of boarding the enemy's boats. The "corvus" was Rome's secret weapon at the Battle of Mylae. A spiked grappling hook, it enabled the Roman navy to close with the Carthaginians and transfer the legionaries who could then fight on the enemy's decks.|
|Artist||Severino Baraldi (1930-)|
|Artwork medium||gouache on paper|
|Copyright notice||© Look and Learn|
|Keywords||corvus Rome Carthage navy legionaries Mylae grappling hook sea battle Punic Wars|
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