quadrireme


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quadrireme

(ˈkwɒdrɪˌriːm) Roman history Greek history
n
(Historical Terms) a galley with four banks of oars
adj
(Historical Terms) (of a galley) having four banks of oars
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Unfortunately, these are not mentioned as such in the text, but may be deduced not only from her capacity, but also from Athenaeus, statement that the timbers of sixty quadriremes were used for her construction, which leaves no doubt that she was a true Behemoth of over sixty metres length (a quadrireme was larger than a trireme, which was nearly thirty-six metres long and had a beam of more than five metres).
Although there were larger ships, including the quadriremes and qinqueremes used for carrying catapults and other weaponry, the Greek trireme was used in the Mediterranean until the end of the Roman Empire.
They included: heavy cables from 25 triremes, other rope, one type of screen from 11 triremes and another type from 2 quadriremes, oars, rams (sold as scrap; see Murray [n.