On this page, there is an extensive collection of pirate coloring pictures to be printed. It is suitable for children; they can find adventures, treasures, mysterious islands, and pirate ship captains.
On the other hand, piracy is the illegal activity of those sailors, called pirates, who, abandoning by choice or coercion the previous life on the merchant ships, board, plunder or sink other ships.
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The phenomenon of piracy is very ancient. There are examples of pirates in the ancient world with the Shardana or classic between the Greeks and Romans. Piracy is also a phenomenon present in the contemporary world.
Today’s pirates have sophisticated weapons, but they use the same boarding techniques. They attack unarmed and harmless merchant ships; in some cases, they kill sailors and take possession of the cargo; other times, they take the crew hostage and demand ransom.
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Today, there are many forms of piracy, for example, air piracy, multimedia piracy, or commercial piracy: at one time, however, only those who attacked and plundered ships were called pirates.
Over time, the categories of pirates became different, and this led to the creation of different terms: pirates, buccaneers, freebooters, corsairs, buccaneers, and pirates of all kinds.
In the Mediterranean Sea, piracy is a very ancient phenomenon. In essence, it was the Phoenicians, Greeks, Illyrians, Ligurians, Etruscans, and practically all the people who gravitated on that basin who attacked the ships to plunder their cargoes.
The phenomenon was utterly spontaneous. The pirates were simple and often cruel marauders who acted without rules for the sole purpose of getting rich, with quick and lightships, attacked by surprise the ships whose cargo they wanted to seize.
Piracy is the maritime form of brigandage (bandits and brigands). Like brigandage, it was perceived as a grave phenomenon, to be fought even using extraordinary forces.
The Romans organized several times fleets in charge of eradicating piracy, and special laws increased the punishment for pirates who were captured. The decline of the Roman Empire and the gradual appearance of new populations and new powers aggravated and transformed the phenomenon.
The Arabs and Normans, for example, were initially seen more as pirates than as people trying to expand their area of influence.