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The Ancient Mariners-Seafarers & Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times


Year: 1959
Language: english
Author: Casson, Lionel
Genre: History
Publisher: The MacMillan Company, New York
Edition: Second
ISBN: 978-069-101-4777
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 329
Description:
Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. Casson does what no other author has done: 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 cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.

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