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Travel in the ancient world

Author: Lionel Casson
Publisher: Toronto : Hakkert, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later. Lionel Casson tells who traveled and why (government business, trade, health, vacationing, tourism). He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Casson, Lionel, 1914-2009.
Travel in the ancient world.
Toronto : Hakkert, 1974
(OCoLC)643675256
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Casson
ISBN: 0888665423 9780888665423
OCLC Number: 1110519
Description: 384 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Near East adn Greece --
pt. 2. Travel in Roman times --
pt. 3. Tourists and touring in Roman times.
Responsibility: Lionel Casson.

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The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later. Lionel Casson tells who traveled and why (government business, trade, health, vacationing, tourism). He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other means of conveyance; roads and waterways; bars and their drinks, restaurants and their food, inns and their accommodations. He devotes particular attention to tourism: the standard itineraries, the favored sights, museums, guides, guidebooks, and standards of tourist behavior. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail.

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