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    DescriptionWritten 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. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. 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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    The Ancient Mariners
    Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lionel Casson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691014777
    ISBN 10: 0691014779

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.8
    BIC subject category V2: KNGS
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: N44090000, A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: TRA000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 387.5/093
    LC classification: VK16 .C37 1991
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 387.5093
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC12A: 387.5093
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 90047717
    Thema V1.0: WG, KNG
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    15 September 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "It is astonishing how much new evidence on ancient seafaring has emerged since the first edition of this book was published... Lionel Casson sets out this new material, and much more."--The Classical Outlook