After spending some time as a Genoese galley-slave, he turned corsair and became the terror of the Mediterranean coasts.
He had been taken prisoner by Dragut, who made him row for a year as a galley slave till ransomed.
Don't have enough time for 212 minutes of Ben-Hur but want a taste of galley slave life and a good old-fashioned blood 'n guts chariot race?
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