December 11, 2007

Neorion (ancient Greece)

A néôrion (in Ancient Greek, τὸ νεώριον / tò néôrion) is a type of classical Greek commemorative monument designed to celebrate a naval victory. It is a long gallery in which a ship is displayed (hence the name), occasionally one of the enemy, in honour of the battle.


Neorion in Greek is also a term describing a port facility where ship construction and repair takes place (like the famous Neorion areas in Herakleion, Crete, built by the Venetians).

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