Fleet o triremes made up o photographs o the modren full-sized replica Olympias

A trireme (derived frae Laitin: trirēmis[1] "wi three banks o oars"; Auncient Greek: τριήρης triērēs,[2] leeterally "three-rower") wis an auncient vessel an a teep o gailey that wis uised bi the auncient maritime ceeviliaations o the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, auncient Greeks an Romans.[3][4]


  1. from tri- "three" + rēmus "oar".
  2. from τρι- (tri-) "three" + ἐρέτης "rower"
  3. Coates, John F. (2000). The Athenian Trireme. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 127–230.
  4. Welsh, Frank (1988). Building the Trireme. London: Constable and Company Limited.