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The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard Saint Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

Join the Missouri History Museum for an epic guest lecture. The phrase “The Age of Titans,” originally coined by Lionel Casson to characterize Hellenistic naval warfare, describes a period in which war fleets included larger-than-normal oared galleys, some with crews of more than 1,000 men. Dr. William M. Murray, University of South Florida, examines this period and proposes a new hypothesis in the evolution of naval warfare following the death of Alexander the Great.


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