Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC


published on 11 May 2012

Another fine Osprey book covering ancient greek warships from 500-322BC with sections on origins, design, construction, crew, armament and tactics, the Athenian navy, key battles, and the Olympias modern reconstruction project. A mix of colour reconstruction illustrations and colour and black and white photos enrich this volume and include depictions in greek art - pottery and sculpture - and geographical locations and close-up details of the Olympias - a full scale, working reconstruction of an Athenian 4th century BC trireme. The only negative is at less than fifty pages, the reader is left wanting more.     

About the Reviewer

Mark Cartwright
Mark holds an M.A. in Greek philosophy and his special interests include ceramics, the ancient Americas, and world mythology. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.