7th to the 4th century BCE Greek Trireme in the early morning by Dennis Melling

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My vector drawing (not an automated trace) of a Greek Trireme using a sea made up in Gimp and an early morning sky at our house in Romania.

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The trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars on each side, manned with one man per oar. The early trireme was a development of the penteconter, an ancient warship with a single row of 25 oars on each side, and of the bireme (Greek: διήρης, diērēs), a warship with two banks of oars, probably of Phoenician origin. As a ship it was fast and agile, and became the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 4th centuries BC,


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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago


  • Many thanks – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 1 year ago

    This is really an excellent creation!!!! Beautifully done Dennis!!!! Congratulations
    on being featured!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill – a labour of love :)
    Congratulations on your feature too :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you Luda – it just shows the technical prowess that man had in days very long ago :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 1 year ago

    Awesome work Dennis

  • Thank you very much Maggie :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you Vitta – glad you like it :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    This is excellent Dennis!

  • Thank you very much Leigh :)

    – Dennis Melling

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