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    DescriptionSeaborne brigands were greatly feared in the ancient world. Pirates not only preyed on merchant ships and fishing craft in the Mediterranean but also wreaked havoc on coastal townstaking men, women, and children to ransom or sell as slaves; raiding treasures; and exacting tribute from fearful town leaders. Responding to the threat of piracy, the Greeks established their primary cities inland for protection and even in their North African and Sicilian outposts they left coastal land uncultivated. Mariners feared pirate ships around every promontory and sought protection from the navies of such states as Rhodes and Crete. The Romans were beset in the time of their early Republic by "Tyrreanean" pirates based in the south of Italy and during the last years of the Empire by the Cilician pirates of Asia Minor. When one great pirate, Sextus Pompeiius, was finally suppressed, rather than being punished he was charged with ridding the seas of his former followers. His attempts failed. Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive. Drawing on the works of Homer and Thucydides and the historical records that have survived from ancient Greece and Rome, Ormerod reconstructs the dangers of coastal living and seafaring and the attempts to protect against the threat of invasion from the seas. He describes the general nature of early piracy, ancient navigation, and the pirate's routines and tactics.


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    Title
    Piracy in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry A. Ormerod
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801855054
    ISBN 10: 0801855055
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBTM
    DC20: 364.164
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: C39200000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23190
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000, HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    DC22: 910.91638
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910/.9163/8
    LC classification: DE61.P5 O76 1997
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QSM
    LC classification: 96044837
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, JKV, NHTM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    18 December 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    H. A. Omerod was professor of Greek at the University of Leeds.
    Review quote
    A classic work of scholarship and, typical of a scholastic academic standard long lost, [it] is still the best on its subject. -- Alan Cameron Lloyd's List
    Back cover copy
    Available again in paperback, Henry Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive. Drawing on the works of Homer and Thucydides and the historical records that have survived from ancient Greece and Rome, Ormerod reconstructs the dangers of coastal living and seafaring and the attempts of ancient society to protect itself against the threat of invasion from the seas. He describes the general nature of early piracy, ancient navigation, and the pirate's routines and tactics.