Rostrum from a Roman Warship (Detail)

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Liana Miate
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Rostrum from a Roman warship used in the Battle of the Aegates Islands. C. 250-241 BCE. Soprintendenza del Mare, (National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia).

Eleven rostra have been recovered so far from the site of the Battle of the Aegates Islands fought on 10 March 241 BCE. This one bears an image of the goddess Victory and, in archaic Latin script, the names of the two Roman magistrates (quaestors), who approved its manufacture - Gaius Papirius and Marcus Publicius.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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