With twin sails and a graceful goose-neck stern, it plowed the Mediterranean ferrying goods Posted
Sep 9, 2010
Rome itself might have starved without the legions of these merchant ships ferrying grain from Egypt, Carthage, and the Black Sea. Featuring an elegant goose-neck stern, these square-rigged ships, with a large main sail and a smaller spritsail suspended from a forward foremast, truly made the Mediterranean Mare Nostrum, Our Sea. A rudder resembling a large oar was used for steering.
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