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Sea and Seamanship in the Ancient World

Author: Lionel Casson
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins Univ. Pr., 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Neuausg

Traces the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire. The book describes the ships themselves as well as the crews, weaponry, cargo storage, methods of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Casson
ISBN: 0801851300 9780801851308
OCLC Number: 258578202
Description: XXVIII, 470 Seiten
Contents: PrefaceList of Illustrations Chapter 1. Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest BoatsChapter 2. Egypt and MesopotamiaChapter 3. The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C.Chapter 4. The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C.Chapter 5. The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C.Chapter 6. The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C.Chapter 7. The Roman Imperial and Byzantine NaviesChapter 8. Merchant GalleysChapter 9. Sailing ShipsChapter 10. ShipbuildingChapter 11. Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous EquipmentChapter 12. Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, SpeedChapter 13. Officers and MenChapter 14. Small CraftChapter 15. Markings and NamesChapter 16. HarborsList of AbbreviationsGlossary of Nautical TermsGlossary of Greek and Latin TernsIndexesAddenda and Corrigenda
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A wonderful book made even better. Greece and Rome A bible for all interested in ancient ships, shipbuilding, and sailing techniques... it is a standard reference for every student of ancient Read more...

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