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2. Small boats.

Small boats used in early times by the [p. 1.350]people who inhabited the shores of the Euxine and the Bosporus, and called καμάραι from their having a broad arched deck. They were made with both ends alike, so as to work in either direction without turning; and were put together without iron. They continued in use until the age of Tacitus, by whom their construction and uses are described. (Strab. xi. p.495; Eustath. ad Dionys. Perieg. 700; Aul. Gel. 10.25; Tac. Hist. 3.47.) For other uses of the word, see the Lexicons.

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