The Ancient Mariners
Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times
By (author) Lionel Casson
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Ancient Mariners by Lionel Casson
Book DescriptionWritten by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691014777
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lionel Casson
Libraries in the Ancient World, Paperback (August 2002)
The story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Lionel Casson explores the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, and the first Christian monastic libraries.
Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt, Paperback (May 2001)
Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.
Travel in the Ancient World, Paperback (February 1994)» View all books by Lionel Casson
Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, it now returns to print in paperback with a new preface by the author.
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