Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World by Lionel CassonShips and Seamanship in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World

byLionel Casson

Paperback | December 1, 1995

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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.

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.
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Title:Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801851300

ISBN - 13:9780801851308

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A comprehensive and up-to-date work of reference... [Casson's extremely thorough study of representations of boats and vessels is complemented by his vast knowledge of text references.