Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pirates have hit!

The pirates and all of their booty have hit! It's all the rage....pirate decor! Before being able to jump head-on into the pirate phenomenon one must first know a bit of pirate history.

The history of piracy dates back more than 3000 years, but its accurate account depends on the actual meaning of the word ‘pirate’. In English, the word piracy has many different meanings and its usage is still relatively new. Today, some uses of the word have no particular meaning at all. The Greek historian Plutarch, writing in about 100 A.D., gave the oldest clear definition of piracy. He described pirates as those who attack without legal authority not only ships, but also maritime cities. Piracy was described for the first time, among others, in Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. Another popular meaning of the word in medieval England was "sea thieves".

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