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-They would also leave one stretch open near Cilicia-The plan was to lead them all to a single place, where they would be forced to land, allowing the Romans to -In less than 40 days,-The final phase was to set up a blockade at Cilicia, keeping the pirates out. If the pirates were able to break by one bloackade, there were two more sets of ships blocking them. The plan was to push the blockades in, forcing the pirates to move inward towards land. Thus they will be forced to land at some point, allowing the massive Roman army to easily defeat due to their sheer size and dominance on the ground.-Lead to 120 bases, 10,00 pirates, and 500 ships all being destroyed,
-As well, all of the pirate’s loot was divided amongst his men.Ushers in Pax Romana – Roman PeacePirates and Piracy Week 3, January 25, 2017Medieval Sea Raiders: Muslim Corsairs and Viking invaders Period under consideration:476 CE= 5thCentury – The Sack of Rome1492 CE = 15thCentury - Christopher Columbus Visigoths sack Rome-Two major invasions by the Visigoths/a Germanic tribe/barbarians-Forced the Roman Empire to give up his throne, was essentially marked the end of the Roman Empire-Time after often referred to as the dark ages-Countless technology/arts lost for this period of timeChristopher Columbus-Re-discovery of North America-This discovery started the European conquest of colonizing North AmericaRome during Pax Romana – 27 CE – 180 CE-Roman period of peace between Western and Eastern Empire-Two major empires-When the Western empire collapsed due to Barbarian invasions/occupations in 476, the Eastern Empire manages to carry on-Invasions carried out by Franks, Goths, Visigoths, etc. Byzantine Empire – 330 CE – 1453 CE-Constantinople becomes a major trading/commercial center-Major trade routes kept safe from pirates by the empire-Take control of Mediterranean Sea Rise of Islam-Islam quickly spread all over the Mediterranean area-Would sneak across spain, and attack the Frankish Kingdoms by the 8thCentury Muslim Expansion Checked-Battle of Tours/Battle of Poitiers-Charles the Hammer Martle of the Franks
-He was in charge of pushing back the Muslim attacks, and is seen as a hero of the catholic faith for defeating the MuslimsByzantine Ships-Had Greek fire to use on rival shipsMuslim Corsairs-The dhow – very swift and maneuverable, could operate in shallow ports and waters, efficient at getting away/hiding-Based on Chinese and Indian designs-Thin hulls 1-2 masts-Lateen (triangular) sailsCastle of San Niceto-Built before 1050 CE-Used to fend off attacks from Muslim Corsairs-Used as a refugee/safe heaven, or to warn other regions/areas of impending attacks, using signal flairs/fires-Reggio CalabriaByzantium under attack-Battle of Manzikert – Much of now turkey is lost in this battle-Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1118CE – 1180CE) -1204 sacking of Constantinople -Normans who occupy parts of Italy begin to attack the Byzantine -Mid 12thCentury under Komenos led a resurgent byzantine navy, which he uses as apolitical tool/protection-However once he dies, the navy is once again in shambles leading to successful attacks by Normans/Muslims