The Athlit Ram

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Full description of a unique find, the bronze ram of a 5th century BC Greek warship off the Israeli coast. This beautiful publication examines the ram from metallurgical and stylistic perspectives, and then proceeds to a discussion of the changing role of the ram in ancient naval battles, and the type of ship that would have carried it.
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David Brauner

"It was only a passing mention, buried in the addenda of Lionel Casson's monumental Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (1986), but it sent a wave of pride and excitement sweeping over me—a feeling no less than if I had discovered it myself. The first-ever bronze warship ram, completely intact. . . . for anyone fascinated by maritime archeology in general, and specifically by the Atlit ram, the book is worth every penny of its price and more."--David Brauner
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In November 1980, the eastern shallows of the Mediterranean near the village of Athlit, Israel, yielded a remarkable artifact of ancient military history: the bronze ram and connecting bow timbers of an oared warship. It was the first ram ever discovered and thus provided the first evidence for the warships hitherto known only through literary and iconographic references. Illustrated with detailed drawings, photographs, and radiographic images, this volume reports the extensive research and conclusions regarding the find. 91/4x121/4 Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890964514
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1991
  • Series: Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series, #3
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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LIONEL CASSON has written extensively on ancient seafaring and is professor emeritus of classics at New York University.J. RICHARD STEFFY, an authority on ancient ship construction, is Sara W. and George O. Yamini Professor of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University.ELISHA LINDER is affiliated with the Center for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.
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