Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
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Description: Lionel 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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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Lionel Casson, professor emeritus of classics at New York University has written many books on ancient maritime history and ancient travel.
|List of Illustrations|
|Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats|
|Egypt and Mesopotamia|
|The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C.|
|The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C.|
|The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C.|
|The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C.|
|The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies|
|Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment|
|Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed|
|Officers and Men|
|Markings and Names|
|List of Abbreviations|
|Glossary of Nautical Terms|
|Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms|
|Index of Citations|
|Index of Ships' Names|
|Addenda and Corrigenda|