GALLEY SLAVES AT WORK

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Muscat, J. 52 Pág. Rústica. 21×15

Categoría: ISBN: 121996

Descripción

Slaves toiling on Maltese galleys experienced a horrible life although some of them lived to venerable age. There is not one example of a slave dying of a heart attack or through hardships suffered at sea. When a galley cruised ujnder sail the slaves rested and sometimes they worked only two days a week. Their muscle power was reserved for when a galley was enganged with the enemy or when it was caughtin rough seas.