Battle of Naulochus
The naval Battle of Naulochus was fought on 3 September 36 BC between the fleets of Sextus Pompeius and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, off Naulochus, Sicily. The victory of Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, ma...
Battle of the Eurymedon (190 BC)
The Battle of the Eurymedon was fought in 190 BC (approximate coordinates: 36°49'00"N, 31°10'20"E) between a Seleucid fleet and the navy of the city state of Rhodes, who were allied with the Roman Rep...
Corvus (boarding device)
The corvus (meaning "crow" or "raven" in Latin) or harpago (probably the correct ancient name) was a Roman military boarding device used in naval warfare during the First Punic War against Carthage. ...
Harpax
The harpax or harpago was a Roman catapult-shot grapnel created by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa for use against Sextus Pompey during the naval battles of the Sicilian revolt.The harpax allowed an enemy ve...
Bireme
A bireme is an ancient oared warship (galley) with two decks of oars, probably invented by the Phoenicians. Long vessels built for military purposes had relatively high speed, meticulous construction...
Classis Ravennas
The classis Ravennas ("Fleet of Ravenna"), later awarded the honorifics praetoria and Pia Vindex, was the second most senior fleet of the imperial Roman Navy after the classis Misenensis.
Ravenna ...
Isidore of Chios
Isidore of Chios was a faithful Christian who fell victim on the island of Chios in 251 under the persecutions ordered by the Roman emperor Decius. His feast day is commemorated on May 14.
His lif...
Lucius Arruntius the Elder
Lucius Arruntius (ca. 60 BC – AD 10) was a Roman admiral. He saw action during the War with Sextus Pompeius, and the war of Mark Antony and Augustus. He is most notable for his participation dur...
Battle of Thurii
The naval Battle of Thurii was fought between Ancient Rome and the Greek colony of TarentumFollowing the battle, Tarentum appealed for aid to Pyrrhus, ruler of Epirus, for military aid. Motivated by h...
Liburna
A liburnian or liburna was a type of small galley used for raiding and patrols, particularly by the Roman navy.A stone tablet (Stele di Novilara) found near ancient Pisaurum (Pesaro) shows a liburnian...
Classis Britannica
The Classis Britannica (literally, British fleet, in the sense of 'the fleet in British waters' or 'the fleet of the province of Britannia', rather than 'the fleet of the state of Britain') was a pro...
Battle of Cartagena (461)
The Battle of Cartagena occurred on May 13, 461, and was part of the Wars of Majorian.
In 457, the Roman general Majorian succeeded to the throne of the Western Roman Empire. He immediately set ab...
Gaius Lutatius Catulus
Gaius Lutatius Catulus (Latin: ) was a Roman statesman and naval commander in the First Punic War. He was born a member of the plebeian gens Lutatius. His cognomen "Catulus" means "puppy". There are n...
Battle of the Hellespont
The Battle of the Hellespont, consisting of two separate naval clashes, was fought in 324 between a Constantinian fleet, led by the eldest son of Constantine I, Crispus; and a larger fleet under Licin...
Trireme
A trireme (derived from Latin: triremis "with three banks of oars;" Ancient Greek: τριήρης triērēs, literally "three-rower") was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancien...
Battle of Lake Constance
The Battle of Lake Constance (Latin: Lacus Brigantinus) was a small naval battle between Roman forces and Celtic tribes in the spring of 15 BC.The battle occurred during the Roman campaigns under ...
Bonosus (usurper)
Bonosus was a late 3rd-century Roman usurper. He was born in Hispania (Roman Spain) to a British father and Gallic mother. His father—a rhetorician and "teacher of letters"—died when Bonosus was still...
Battle of Chalcedon (74 BC)
The Battle of Chalcedon was a naval battle in 74 BC during the Third Mithridatic War. It ended in Pontic victory.After resuming the war, consul Marcus Aurelius Cotta took Roman fleet into the Bosphoru...
Marcus Atilius Regulus
Marcus Atilius Regulus (born probably before 307 BC–250 BC) was a Roman statesman and general who was a consul of the Roman Republic in 267 BC and 256 BC.Regulus first became consul in 267 BC, where h...
Gaius Livius Salinator
Gaius Livius Salinator, son of Marcus, was a Roman consul of the gens Livia, said to have founded the city of Forum Livii (Forlì), in Italy, during his consulship in the year 188 BC. He also served as...
Navis lusoria
A navis lusoria (from Latin, meaning "dancing/playful ship", plural naves lusoriae) is a type of a small military vessel of the late Roman Empire that served as a troop transport. It was powered b...
Roman shipyard of Stifone (Narni)
The Roman shipyard of Stifone is an archaeological find of Roman origin recently discovered in Umbria, in the municipality of Narni, inside an artificial channel adjacent the Nera River, about 900 met...
Olympias (trireme)
Olympias is a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme and an important example of experimental archaeology. It is also a commissioned ship in the Greek Navy, the only commissioned vessel of its...
Battle of Myonessus
The naval Battle of Myonessus was fought in 190 BC during the war of Rome against Antiochus III the Great for the domination over Greece, between a Seleucid fleet and a Roman plus Rhodian fleet. The R...