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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 December 2014
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A marble eye which was once attached to the prow of a trireme in order to ward off evil. Traces of the original paint can still be seen. (Archaeological Museum of Piraeus)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2014, December 14). Trireme Eye. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Trireme Eye." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 14, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Trireme Eye." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Dec 2014. Web. 24 Jul 2021.