Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets.
Originally published in 1971.
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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.Review:
"A wonderful book made even better."(Greece and Rome)
"A bible for all interested in ancient ships, shipbuilding, and sailing techniques... it is a standard reference for every student of ancient history, not only for those interested in maritime matters."(International Journal of Maritime History)
"Lionel Casson's scholarship is impeccable and he adds data from underwater archaeological research. In this paperback edition much new material is included..The remarkable performance of the Kyrenia ship replica, for example, will facinate any sailing reader. Clearly they were nautical experts, these Kyrenia seafarers of 300 BC!"(Lloyd's List)
"Casson is one of those rare individuals able to make a highly technical subject not only understandable to the general reader, but interesting as well... This is unquestionably the finest general reference on the subject of ancient seafaring; copiously illustrated, erudite, and always readable, [it] belongs in the library of anyone with even a passing interest in the roots of maritime enterprise."(American Neptune)
"This fine book... should remain the standard authority on ancient ships for many years to come."(Classical Philology)
"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."(Archaeological Journal)
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Descripción Princeton Univ Pr, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0691002150
Descripción Princeton University Press, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110691002150
Descripción Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0691002150 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3139098
Descripción Princeton University Press, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0691002150