Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
By (author) Lionel Casson
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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson
Book DescriptionLionel Casson's encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire, from skiffs and barges to huge oared warships and royal yachts, Casson describes not only the ships themselves, but also the make-up and training of the crews, placement of weaponry, how cargo was stored, methods of navigation, harbor facilities, and the ways ships were named.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801851308
(235mm x 155mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1995
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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Author Biography - Lionel Casson
Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University. He is the author of Daily Life in Ancient Rome, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, Illustrated History of Ships and Boats, and Travel in the Ancient World, the last available from Johns Hopkins.
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