Saturday, March 3, 2012

Roman Galley Paper Model - by Kallboys.De - Galera Romana


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Model Assembled and Photos by Kallboys

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A reconstruction of an ancient Greek galley squadron
based on images of modern replica 
A galley is a type of ship propelled by rowers that originated in the Mediterranean region and was used for warfare, trade and piracy from the first millennium BC. Galleys dominated naval warfare in the Mediterranean Sea from the 8th century BC until development of advanced sailing warships in the 16th century. Galleys fought in the wars of Assyria, ancient Phoenicia, Greece, Carthage and Rome until the 4th century AD. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire galleys formed the mainstay of the Byzantine navy and other navies of successors of the Roman Empire, as well as new Muslim navies. Medieval Mediterranean states, notably the Italian maritime republics, including Venice, Pisa, and Genoa, used galleys until the ocean-going man-of-war made them obsolete. The Battle of Lepanto was one of the largest naval battles in which galleys played the principal part. Galleys were in common use until the introduction of broadside sailing ships of war into the Mediterranean in the 17th Century, but continued to be applied in minor roles until steam propulsion. - Wikipedia

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A 13th century war galley depicted
 in a Byzantine-style  afresco
Em geral, galé ou galera podem designar qualquer tipo de navio movido a remos. Algumas variações possuem mastros e velas para auxiliar a propulsão; eram navios muito usados em guerras na Europa, por isso desempenharam um papel de grande importância na época. Por vezes os remadores eram prisioneiros, os carrascos marcavam em brasa duas letras nas costas dos condenados, os quais as temiam mais que tudo, já que um condenado às galés vivia muito pouco tempo, pois quase não tinham descanso, comiam mal e eram chicoteados quando não obedeciam. Os prisioneiros eram condenados as galés por terem cometido crimes muito pesados, mas com o tempo as guerras foram aumentando e o governo necessitava de mais remadores, por isso os juízes foram orientados cada vez mais a condenarem bandidos às galés, até mesmo pequenos infratores eram condenados. O tempo das remadas dos condenados era marcado por um tambor. - Wikipedia

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Link to the model: Roman.Galley.Paper.Model.by.Kallboys.De

Link to Kallboys Main Page: Kallboys.De.Main.Page


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