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Fleets Outside Athens

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Athens was not the only naval power in the Greek world, yet for very few others has any information on shipbuilding survived. Major naval powers such as Aigina, Chios, Samos and Corcyra have left no record of their timber and shipbuilding arrangements. Corinth was the greatest naval power in the Peloponnese and probably the first place where triremes were built in the Greek world. Corinth was one of the poleis that contributed to the Greek fleet in the Persian Wars and it continued to support a large fleet during the Pentekontaetia. Mytilene was a major naval power in the eastern Aegean and Asia Minor in the archaic period and one of the ship-contributing allies of the Delian League. The Peloponnesian League during the Peloponnesian War executed several shipbuilding programmes both in local and foreign territories.

Keywords: Athenian policy; Corinth; Greek fleet; Mytilene; naval power; Peloponnesian War; timber resource



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