Origin of bireme
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It is probable that the Greeks did not originate the bireme, but borrowed the idea from the Phœnicians or possibly from Egypt.Great Inventions and Discoveries|Willis Duff Piercy
This is proved by another illustration of a bireme on the same vase, in which the steering oars are clearly seen.
In Appendix, p. 157, will be found an account of an eighth-century Greek bireme, recently discovered.
The large figures at the stern seem to point to the bireme of Fig. 74 being about to be used for racing purposes.
This Greek bireme, with its shallow hull and lofty, open superstructure, could hardy have been a seaworthy vessel.