An introduction to Romanity – Charlemagne’s lie of 794 and the primitive Greek-Romans

This is the first of a series of articles we are going to post on the issue of ‘Romanity‘, of  ‘being a Roman’ through time. What is and what isn’t ‘Roman’, and how this evolved in History. The majority of people today ignore the fact that ‘Romans’ and ‘Romanity’ still exist. We believe this is a very interesting and important issue. Additionaly, let us consider this series of articles a ‘tribute’ to the last Roman State that fell like today:

29th of May 1453 – Black Tuesday Continue reading “An introduction to Romanity – Charlemagne’s lie of 794 and the primitive Greek-Romans”

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Tessarakonteres, “Super-carrier” of Antiquity

By Periklis Deligiannis

The Early Successors of Alexander gave a boost in the use and the development of the polyeres-type warships (multimeremes), using them widely in their wars (321 BC – early 3rd century BC). The Successors have built fleets comprised of numerous large warships, reaching the building of colossal vessels such as the ‘eikoseres’ (20reme, with twenty oarsmen on each vertical group of oars) and the enormous ‘tessarakonteres’ (40reme, with forty oarsmen on each vertical group of oars). These warships resembled to floating fortresses, very similar in size to the modern large battleships and aircraft carriers. The tessarakonteres had a crew of 6.000 men (officers, oarsmen, sailors, marines and others), as many as a modern aircraft carrier. Continue reading “Tessarakonteres, “Super-carrier” of Antiquity”

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