A Conversation for Legends of Pirates and Piracy

A Case of Reverse Piracy?

Post 1

pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)

Excellent entry smiley - biggrin A question came to mind after reading: 'Piracy increased until a commander named Pompey was ordered to put a stop to it. He raised an army and within three months had eliminated the pirate threat.' The span of three months indicates just murderous diligence. I understand that Roman commanders got to keep all the spoils of their campaigns, so I would have to guess that this one must have been a real plum. smiley - cheers

Btw - here is a note to the editors - I think that the golden age of piracy must have been from the 15th to the 18th Century AD, and not BC.

A Case of Reverse Piracy?

Post 2


Yipes, how did that get past me?

*off to post a message to Editorial Feedback*

A Case of Reverse Piracy?

Post 3


The gaffe with the date is fixed.

Yes, being a pirate hunter was definitely the way to go: all the spoils with a lot fewer toils, and no hangman's noose awaiting you (unless you were William Kidd and had become a potential embarrassment to the powers that be).

Key: Complain about this post

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more