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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

…in History.

"The Battle of Ecnomus in 256 BC is arguably the largest naval battle in history with 680 warships and an estimated 290,000 rowers and marines participating!!! This monumental clash was fought during the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage along the coast of Sicily."

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Armand

williamb04 Oct 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

If the author is only counting combatants and not ships that would be correct. The battle of Salamis between the Greeks and Persians. Supposedly 370+ Greek ships vs 600 1200+ ships depending on source. However, only about 200 men per ship. At the lower number that would be 200,000. At the higher number that would be over 300,000.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Thanks!.

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