The ancient Greek warship, the Trireme
The Trireme was invented at the end of the 8th BC century and took its final form at the 5th BC century. It had three rows of oars, two sails and its main weapon was a bronze ram on the ship’s prow. It was one of the fastest and one of the most agile ships of the ancient Greek navy and proved it during the battle of Salamis in the Saronic Gulf. Trireme was one of the best inventions of ancient Greek technology. Furthermore it had 90 oars on each side and a single oarsman per oar. The light materials that were used for its construction and the strength of the oarsmen allowed the Trireme to travel at high speed which combined with its battering ram could inflict devastating damage on the enemy ships.