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- n. Plural form of pentaconter.
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Or did he just think that since it was a big summer blockbuster with cool CGI pentaconters and they were cool CGI pentaconters, don't get me wrong, he didn't have to write any characters for it?
A fleet of forty-eight ships -- two of them quinqueremes, four quadriremes, twelve triremes, and thirty pentaconters, or fifty-oared galleys -- was constructed on the Phoenician coast, carried in fragments to Thapsacus on the Euphrates, and there put together and launched on the stream of the Euphrates, down which it sailed to Babylon. [