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Hi Susan

Don't know about this trip but just some general info.

Quote 'The author says that he took two boats, each rowed by 50 men, and I wonder if anyone knows anything about the women and children, animals, goods etc they took with them."


J. C. Landels 'Engineering in the ancient world' .


Such a vessel was called a penteconter ('fifty-oarer') , and in a rough guess ,it might have been about 100ft (30.5m) in length overall and about one-tenth of that in beam"


Now as to the women and children things might not have been to good but better than the men. Look up 'the famous dash to save the Mitylenians, described by Thucydides (111, 49). The Athenian Council had passed a decree that all the male citizens of that city-state (which had revolted against them) should be put to death and the women and children sold into slavery, and a trireme had been sent to convey the order to the Athenian commander there. The next day saw a change of heart, and a meeting of the Assembly revoked the decision by a small majority. A second trireme was sent out immediately to try to catch up with the first and countermand the order."


Read on


Jim



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