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Haec pagina emendata et bis lecta est
FIRST LATIN READER
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The above illustration is taken from a Pompeian wall painting. It is interesting particularly as showing the rather primitive steering-gear used by the Romans even for heavy ships of war. In large vessels two helmsmen worked together, each controlling a single sweep. On small boats one man attended to the steering, using either one car or two, according to the construction of the craft.