- n. Plural form of quinquereme.
“Of the fourteen hundred vessels which had been lost, seven hundred were war galleys, -- all large and costly quinqueremes, that is, vessels with five banks of oars.”
““Content yourself with fives—er, quinqueremes—madam!””
“The hundred and twenty ships of his fleet had been joined by twenty more quinqueremes Octavia had donated to her brother out of her private fortune; all hundred and forty were still at anchor in Tarentum, busy building ship sheds so the vessels could be drawn up out of the water before winter.”
“We have more than four hundred quinqueremes in fighting condition, and many more transports than that!”
“Though several hundred galleys were left to garrison Methone as well as Corcyra and other strategic islands, the main fleet still numbered some four hundred and eighty of the most massive quinqueremes ever built.”
“Forty ships, half of them decked quinqueremes or triremes, delivered on the Kalends of November.”
“These days they man fully decked triremes and biremes-even quinqueremes!”
“When Caesar arrived in Abydus on the Ides of October, he found the promised fleet riding at anchor-two massive Pontic sixteeners, eight quinqueremes, ten triremes, and twenty well-built but not particularly warlike galleys.”
“Twelve triremes, seven quinqueremes, and fourteen undecked ships.”
“I can donate Rome ten triremes and five quinqueremes altogether, from what is here and what is elsewhere.”
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