When I was at school, we learned of Ri-Pa-Pe – the rhythmic chant of Athenian oarsmen pulling a trireme’s 180 oars. Contrary to what you might think, triremes were manned not by slaves but by some 200 free men from all social strata. Indeed, for a 5th-century BC Athenian, the ships were an extension of […]Sea Shanties of the Ancients
I just geeked out and read the Greek…
Didn’t really expect any shares, so extra thanks for sharing! What did you think of the song?
Very interesting! Irish indeed! My pleasure to share.