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Greek and Roman Naval Warfare: A Study of Strategy, Tactics, and Ship Design from Salamis (480 B.C.) to Actium (31 B.C.)

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This reissue of a 1937 classic covers ancient naval warfare from the Greco-Persian War to the Campaign of Actium.
Hardcover, 555 pages
Published September 8th 2004 by US Naval Institute Press (first published June 1964)
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Dec 28, 2011 'Aussie Rick' rated it really liked it
Although this book was first published in 1937 and many of its references may be a bit dated it still offers a novice in this field of history and enjoyable and interesting read. The author, a retired Vice Admiral (USN), tells a great story using numerous primary and secondary sources available to the historian at that time.

The book covers the history of naval warfare; weapons, tactics, and strategy in a general manner that is very easy to read and understand and quite engaging. The book covers
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One of the finest treatments of the history and technology of ancient galley warfare to ever be in print. A fantastic book.
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