Sunday, January 10, 2016

Snakes on a Trireme

Scientists in Italy rediscover snake that was used by ancient Greeks as a weapon of war
Scientists in Italy have rediscovered a type of snake that the ancient Greeks used to hurl at their enemies to create panic and confusion during sea battles.

The Javelin Sand Boa had not been officially recorded in Italy for 80 years, but sightings by locals suggested that it might still survive in a region of Sicily.
The story does not record whether the Greek Strategoi would use treboachets, boallistas or mambanels.


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The city-snakes would have been better ssserved with atlasps.

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