The crew of the trireme reached an average of two hundred people. In addition to 170 rowers in the ship were soldiers under the command of an officer, and people to manage the sails, which was in charge of the pilot (navigator). Gortator rowers in charge, and the commander called trierarhom.
Start of the Greco-Persian Wars
500 years is the beginning of a new era in the history of the Greek states. Forty years of peace during the life of the Greek states of Asia Minor under the rule of the Persian monarchy, during which they flourished, and some of them, such as Miletus even reached its greatest development came to an end and gave way to the so-called period of the Persian wars - fight gigantic Asian and African monarchy with Greece , a relatively small and weak fragmentation and internecine wars. This era would be more correct to name "Persian campaign," as in the spaces between the individual world wars was not concluded, and the whole era was a continuous chain of wars.
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