Apr 2, 2004
Today’s update is a brief look at the history of the Roman Navy.
“The imperial navy after Augustus, aside from the occasional conflicts in civil wars, once again was primarily charged with the protection of shipping and deterring piracy. Rome maintained two large fleets, the Classis Praetoria Misenensis and Classis Praetoria Ravennatis based in the Mediterranean”…
More will follow with details on Roman ships (Triremes) and crews.