Our iron water-beetles would send any of the old butterfly three-deckers to the bottom, as quickly as one of these would sink a Roman trireme.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 78, April, 1864" by Various
The trireme was a vessel of a considerable size, and was capable of accommodating two hundred and thirty persons.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
He improved its course and widened it so as to permit of two triremes sailing abreast or easily clearing each other in passing.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 8 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
It was built under the care of Archimedes, and its timbers would have made sixty triremes.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Since we are so fond of the classic, why not have chariots for carriages, and triremes instead of gunboats and steamers?
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
The Athenian trireme was about 150 feet in length with a beam of 20 feet.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
He had a trireme constructed and tried upon the Seine.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
If only some contemporary had done the same by the trireme, what time and disputation might have been saved!
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
The name of the commander of this trireme was Paraetius.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
Across the sea rushed the trireme, with such speed as trireme never made before nor since.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The second bank of rowers in an ancient trireme.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At length Kleander came, but with two triremes only.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
He describes the sword as like the beak of the ship known as the trireme, which was rowed with three banks of oars.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
One morning Pomponius suddenly disappeared from the harbour with his three triremes.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
The first Greek triremes were certainly built here.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The very word "trireme" came to signify a warship, without reference to the number of banks of oars.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
What century witnessed the birth of the trireme is not certain, but probably by 800 B.C.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
In the stern of the trireme sat Mena, gazing thoughtfully back at the city and wiping the stains from the blade of his dagger.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
Twenty years after the subjugation it could once more equip and man 60 triremes.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
That they should give up all their ships of war, except ten triremes, and all their elephants.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren