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Discussion in 'Mainly Poems and Stories' started by Barbaria1, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Barbaria1

    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    Loxuru Graf von Kreuzigung

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    Anyway safer for his fingers than the original!:devil:
     
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    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    Googling Barbary Pirates images yielded a few more interesting pics ...

    722582c88e8c2fa1a38992711e5ca4f6--ottoman-empire-black-sea.jpg 3904378863_e6b3aa0de0_o.jpg a-white-female-slave-in-barbary.jpg barbary-galley-slaves.jpg cover.gif decatu1sml.jpg e8f077155d54308415557db79e88d079.gif From-Baltimore-to-Barbary-the-1631-sack-of-Baltimore-2.jpg poster-ein-sklavenmarkt-in-kleinasien-122021.jpg turk-05.jpg.jpg
     
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    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    One more: turk-07.jpg.jpg
     
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    Eulalia Poet Laureate Staff Member

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    I'm wondering whether the nude women just happened to be part of the ship's complement,
    or they were serving as sirens to lure it onto the rocks :devil:
     
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    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    Either way, I think they are in trouble ...
     
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    Hondoboot2 QUAESTOR PULCHRITUDINIS

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    I take it that this is not a Barbary Pirate:devil:

    IMG_1938.JPG Barb takes control of the pirate ship:p
     
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    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    Always a rebel ;)
     
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    ...and takes a selfie!
     
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    Without a cause:p
     
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    Barbaria1 Rebel Leader Staff Member

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    To send home to Cruxton of course. I wanted the Duke to see where I had gotten to ;)
     
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    Eulalia Poet Laureate Staff Member

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    I can imagine the language I'd have heard from the skipper
    if I'd done that when I was supposed to be at the wheel of a sailing boat -
    even if I'd been dressed like Barb - which I wasn't, quite... :p
     
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    Wragg Chronicler of Crux Staff Member

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    The Duke will be delighted that you have the ship under such masterful control! :)
     
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    As I recall Eul, in Pirettes, you ended up in charge of the Clitoris after I hung DP. You did quite well... You were a natural at handling the Clitoris one might say:p
     
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    Eulalia Poet Laureate Staff Member

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    Well, sometimes she needed a little nudge from the first mate :p
     
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    Loxuru Graf von Kreuzigung

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    OK, since this is first of all an educational site,:) let’s have a word about galley propulsion.

    It is interesting that since long, there is a debate about how to organize the rowing. Ancient Greek and Roman galleys were built as bi- or triremes, with several decks of rowers, each one handling one oar.

    The pictures of the Barbary galleys posted here, show one deck of rowers, with several men for each oar.

    What is the most efficient way? It seems to be the good old trireme.

    But of course, there is a trade-off. Multi deck galleys are more complex to design and to build, and more expensive, than one-deck designs. Multi deck galleys also need more working up of the crew, more team work, and an oarsman is more difficult to replace from the viewpoint of cooperation and coordination.

    One deck galleys have a simpler design, and a replacing a man at the oars affects less the coordination. Teamwork is restricted to the crew of one oar, not of a whole deck.

    Therefore, triremes were generally manned with free men, while one deck galleys could be manned with more easily replaceable slaves or convicts.
     
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    Yes, no one could ever say this site isn’t educational.

    Really interesting!

    Thanks for posting Lox!
     
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    Now that was very interesting, and I absolutely didn't know that! :)
     
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    That's right, this is all about education...Nothing to see here...Move along folks..

    In that spirit here is a little piece on one of the earliest academic treatises on the topic of hot young women captured by Barbary Pirates , "The Lustful Turk" from 1828. http://bidoun.org/articles/the-lustful-turk

    I swear I never read it so I couldn't have stolen from it. :rolleyes: I mean, I wasn't even around in 1828....
     
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