Quinquereme vs. Trireme

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Main Difference

The main difference between Quinquereme and Trireme is that the Quinquereme is a ancient galley with three rows of oarsmen and Trireme is a ancient vessel with three banks of oars

  • Quinquereme (noun)

    An ancient Carthaginian or Greek galley having three banks of oars, rowed by five oarsmen: two to an oar in each of the upper rows, and one to the lower oar.

  • Trireme (noun)

    A galley with three banks of oars, one above the other, used mainly as a warship.

  • Quinquereme (noun)

    A galley having five benches or banks of oars; as, an Athenian quinquereme.

  • Trireme (noun)

    An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars.

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