Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Countdown to Release: 10 Days, What is a Trireme?

Anath’s vessel, Valor, is based off the Minoam’s Trireme. I was first introduced to this war-vessel years ago, when I watched the classic Ben-Hur (1959 Charlton Heston version that I adored as a pre-teen; little do you know how much you glean as a child!). But it wasn’t until I was researching ancient ships that I realized that this was the perfect type of vessel for Anath to use. It took a bit of research to figure out how to portray this ramming-ship. I cannot verify that triremes were actually in use during Anath’s era, so I did use a bit of historical license there.

My illustrator, Natalie, did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of this vessel! If you’d like an even more thorough introduction to this ship, visit: https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/ancient-greece/trireme/?_escaped_fragment_=&_escaped_fragment_=#


Ryana Lynn said...

Very neat! I've been wanting to watch Ben-Hur...sounds very intriguing! :)

Amanda Tero said...

@ Ryana - we just rewatched it after not having seen it for fifteen years. I've heard the newest version (2017 version?) totally rewrote the original, so it doesn't really entice me. For the old Ben-Hur, it starts slow and ends slow, but the middle is fantastic!

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