The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times
Stock No: WW14779
The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times  -     By: Lionel Casson
Buy Item Our Price$37.50
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW14779
Calif Princeton Fulfilment / 1991 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart
Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times

Calif Princeton Fulfilment / 1991 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW14779


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Description

The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. Lionel Casson, the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring, has done what no other author has: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautiou voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.
In the process, he corrects cherished but erroneous beliefs. Ancient warships, he shows, were never manned with slave rowers; ancient merchantmen did not stick timidly to the shore; and ancient craft were well able to sail against the wind. The presentation is based on all available sources of information, from the results of multitudinous archaeological excavations to statements in government pronouncements carved on stone or casual remarks in obscure business documents written on fragile papyrus.

Product Information

Title: The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times
By: Lionel Casson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 246
Vendor: Calif Princeton Fulfilment
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9.22 X 6.16 X 0.69 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0691014779
ISBN-13: 9780691014777
Stock No: WW14779

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review