Οὖρος ἄνεμος in the Bronze Age Aegean
Dimitra Kamarinou Skyllis 11:2 (2011): 58-63.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
Οὖρος ἄνεμος, “fair wind”, was an indispensable, but not the only prerequisite for early seafaring. The Homeric epic is the earliest available written source on shipbuilding and seafaring of the Aegean civilizations. This paper undertakes to prove this source reliable and to show that it provides us with abundant information on shipbuilding, the prevailing Aegean winds, the sea routes and the speed of the ships. Special attention is payed to the availability and use of shipbuilding timber.