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Piracy in the Graeco-Roman world

Author: Philip De Souza
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an innovative historical study of piracy in the Graeco-Roman world from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity. It explores the conditions which allowed piracy to flourish in the ancient Mediterranean, especially the close relationship between warfare and piracy, and examines the impact which pirates had upon ancient society. Surprisingly, in view of the prominence of pirates in many works of Classical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip De Souza
ISBN: 0521481376 9780521481373 0521012406 9780521012409
OCLC Number: 907793351
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: x, 276 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The origins of piracy from the Bronze Age to Alexander --
Hellenistic piracy --
Cilician piracy --
Pompey and the pirates --
Pax Romana --
Piracy in late antiquity --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Philip de Souza.
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