Athenian Navy

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Athenian Navy.  Convinced by Themistocles that their future lay in supremacy at sea, the Athenians built a formidable fleet of triremes - war galleys with three tiers of oars.  Inset: The precise positioning of the oars and oarsmen in a trireme is uncertain.  The arrangement depicted here is the most likely.  Original artwork for Look and Learn (issue yet to be identified).  Lent for scanning by The Gallery of Illustration.

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