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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World

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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
December 2nd, 1995
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
No
Imprint
Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages
592
Dimensions
155x235x37
ISBN-13
9780801851308
Product ID
3642489

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