Rome Seizes The Trident by Marc G. Desantis
Dec 16, 2016
The Romans dominated the Mediterranean and even called it Mare Nostrum, or ‘Our Sea’. How did this come about? The fleets of the Greek states, Pirates, Phoenicians and their later cousins the Carthaginians, had made the Mediterranean the strategic battleground it would later resume. The story goes that the Romans conquered the seas as latecomers, forced by necessity to create a navy from scratch. But they did conquer the Mediterranean – and that brings up questions of how and why. Rome Seizes the Trident seeks to answer these questions, to describe the rise of Roman naval supremacy, and to understand what naval battle was about….
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