An Essay on the War-galleys of the Ancients

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第 15 頁 - ... compartments for the more valuable stores; and, after remarking on various details, he adds, that she had twenty-five benches for the rowers on each side of the vessel. These fifty benches, which were four feet apart, and ten feet long, are described as having been " covered with sackcloth, stuffed with flocks, and over this is thrown a cow-hide, which, reaching down to the banquet or footstool, gives them the resemblance of large trunks, To these the slaves are chained, six to a bench , along...
第 14 頁 - ... it not prevented by what is called the Coursier. This is a long Case of Boards fixed on the middle, or highest Part of the Deck, and running from one End of the Galley to the other. There is also an Hatchway into the Hold, as high as the Coursier.
第 49 頁 - That a bank or bench of oars," he adds, " never contained more than five oars, I think, can be proved, whatever the size of the galley was, whether a bireme or trireme, up to the galley of Philopater, which had forty banks, nine feet being the highest point from the water for the scalmi, from which they could pull with effect.
第 16 頁 - Comites also, one in the Middle, the other near the Prow. These, each with a Whip of Cords, which they exercise without Mercy on the naked Bodies of the Slaves, are always attentive to the Orders of the Comite. When the Captain gives the Word for rowing, the Comite gives the Signal with a Silver Whistle, which hangs from his Neck : This is repeated by the Sous...
第 14 頁 - ... off; for when a galley is loaded, it seems to swim under water, at least the sea constantly washes the deck. The sea would then necessarily enter the hold by the apertures where the masts are placed, were it not prevented by what is called the coursier. This is a long case of boards fixed on the middle or highest part of the deck, and running from one end of the galley to the other. There is also an hatchway into the hold, as high as the