In Search of the Age of Titans: Recent Underwater Discoveries in northern Israel
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road), Grymes Hill
Staten Island, NY 10301
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Dr. Bridget Buxton of the University of Rhode Island will present this lecture. From the death of Alexander the Great to the fall of Cleopatra VII, the rise and fall of empires and the course of Mediterranean civilization was decided at the helms of gigantic warships, unrivalled in size and power by anything built in Europe until the modern age. This so-called ‘big ship’ phenomenon lasted more than three centuries, making it arguably the longest and most destructive technological arms race in European history.