Pirates are people who attack and steal from people on the high seas.They are not only desperate thieves but cruel murderers. In ancient history, Greek pirates used to attack ship sin the Mediterranean Sea more than 2,000 years ago. And 1,000 years ago pirates from Norway called Vikings, performed similar actions in the North Sea.
The ones history recalls the most recently lived in the 1600's and 1700's.
The Corsair pirate costume was distinctly Arabic in nature with a turban and broad waist band and baggy pants, similar to the thief of Baghdad. They whipped their slaves who rowed their ships.
In 95 BC Caesar himself was captured by pirates from Turkey and held for ransom until the ancient Romans paid up.Privateers lived in the 16th century and were sent by their respective governments to steal from enemy ships when they were are war.Le Clerc a well known privateer, had a wooden leg and became knows as Jambe de Bois meaning wooden leg.