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  • noun Plural form of thranite.

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Examples

  • The three levels of rowers on an Athenian trireme were known as follows; the top level of rowers was called thranitai (in English, thranites), “men on the beams”; the middle level was called zygitai (in English, zygites), “men on the transverse benches”; and the bottom level was called thalamioi (in English, thalamians), “men in the hold” or, equally, “men in the bedroom.”

    The Battle of Salamis

  • The three levels of rowers on an Athenian trireme were known as follows; the top level of rowers was called thranitai (in English, thranites), “men on the beams”; the middle level was called zygitai (in English, zygites), “men on the transverse benches”; and the bottom level was called thalamioi (in English, thalamians), “men in the hold” or, equally, “men in the bedroom.”

    The Battle of Salamis

  • He looked at Nicon and his worried zygites, the triumphant thalamites, and the impassive thranites, who waited for the inevitable battle.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • “With me!” he called to the thalamites and paced and felt the zygites pick up another stroke so he adjusted and they were in rhythm and the thranites matched … and they were flying across the water.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • Coming down the pier were royal thranites, holding their polished and gleaming oars aloft while they marched in phalanx step down to the gangplank.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • A fully manned rowing crew of an Athenian trireme consisted of 58 zygites and 52 thalamians, divided into groups of, respectively, 29 and 26 rowers per side; plus 60 thranites, in two files of 30 rowers, for a total of 170 rowers.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • A fully manned rowing crew of an Athenian trireme consisted of 58 zygites and 52 thalamians, divided into groups of, respectively, 29 and 26 rowers per side; plus 60 thranites, in two files of 30 rowers, for a total of 170 rowers.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • A third row of oarsmen, the thranites, sat in outriggers mounted along the topsides of the hull.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Experienced rowers, especially thranites see Glossary were highly sought after and could demand a bonus; see note 6.31.3b.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • A third row of oarsmen, the thranites, sat in outriggers mounted along the topsides of the hull.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

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