Ancient Warfare XII.4

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The first decades of the Hellenistic era are famous for the ever-growing warships of the Ptolemies, but naval warfare wasn't just about who had the biggest ships.

Theme: The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic era

  • Jasper Oorthuys, 'Big, bigger, and small - Historical introduction'.
  • Raffaele D'Amato, 'Warrior sailors of the Ptolemies'.
  • Andreas Forrer, 'Ports and shipsheds of Athens'.
  • Dennis Pricolo, 'Ships to brag about'.
  • Christa Steinby, 'Typical gadget - The Roman boarding bridge'.
  • George Topalidis, 'The vexing vessel - On the lembos'.


  • Michael Bishop, 'Grim realism - Analyzing the Mainz column bases'.
  • Duncan B. Campbell, 'Trusted men - The Evocati'.
  • Ross Cowan, 'Gladius Gallicus - Celtic swords for Italic warriors'.
  • Boris Dreyer, 'Friderica Alexandrina Navis - Reconstructing Oberstimm II'.
  • Duncan Head, 'Bristling mercenaries - A Ligurian warrior'.
  • Michael J.Taylor, 'Fake news from Zama?'

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