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Which Greek City Was First to...?

By August 28, 2012

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PD Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, by Donald A. Mackenzie Alt: Galley from Tyre
At least according to Thucydides, which Greek city valuable in trade first built war galleys?


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August 29, 2012 at 5:54 am
(1) Chris says:

Instinctively I want to say Athens but they’re affiliation with galleys and naval power really only occured from the Battle of Salamis onwards after the brilliant Themistocles funded naval expansion.

I’m not that familiar with Thucydides as I am with Herodotus and Xenophon, but I’m going to go for Corinth? That was an important trade polis and had access to the sea.

August 29, 2012 at 6:40 am
(2) Chris says:

they’re = their

I feel terrible for making that mistake….

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