Vocabulary: trireme


Title: Carnage and Cultrue
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Sentence: A few miles from the burned Athenian acropolis as many as 40,000 of Xerxes' imperial subjects were bobbing in the depths and on the waves—the dead, the dying, and the desperate amid the wrecks of more than two hundred triremes.
Page: 27

Word: trireme
Definition:
  • An ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship, having three tiers of oars on each side.
   Source: The Free Dictionary

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