Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Roman quinquireme
With quinqueremes you quinquireme can translate. In this type of a Roman battleship the rowers sat on three levels. More planes were not possible because the ships otherwise could no longer be controlled. In the quinquireme the rudder in the bottom row has been operated by a person in the top two rows of two people. The five rowers on three stacked Rowing formed a section. There were ships with up to 30 sections on each side of the ship, so were 150 rowers on each side. A ship could therefore be moved up to 300 oarsmen.
The Qinquereme was an evolution of the Carthaginian trireme (trireme). The Romans had it adapted to their needs in the 3rd century BC. At that time, 100 vessels of this type were the Roman navy. The Romans did not have much experience in fighting at sea. In the Punic Wars (.... 264-241 BC and 218-201 BC) they turned so another battle method: Instead of using the battering ram at the bow to bring the enemy to capsize, the Romans corrupted the ships first with missiles and then they stormed a bridge Enter (Corvus). The private Qinquereme belonged next to Corvus at least a battle tower. But that also had a disadvantage: In order to accommodate the new equipment, you had the ships bigger and wider build. So you were not as fast and agile. After the Punic Wars of Corvus disappeared from the quinquireme. According to tradition, the ship type itself until the time of Emperor Nero was in use.
A Roman quinquireme should not be confused with a galley that was usually rowed by slaves, convicts or prisoners of war. This type of ship was built in the Middle Ages, but is colloquially often also applied to the ancient models. The oarsmen on a quinquireme were free citizens of the poorest layer were well remunerated for their work on the ship. Only in an emergency you put a slave and she was released on this occasion. was a possible reason for this is that keeping the free citizens to be more reliable.
Length: 52 cm
Width: 22 cm
Height: 21 cm
Scale: 1: 100