Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World

Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World

by Philip de Souza, Souza Philip De
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521481376

ISBN-13: 9780521481373

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an historical study of piracy in the ancient Greek and Roman world. It examines the origins and growth of piracy, the impact of piracy on trade, and the relationship between warfare and piracy, and evaluates attempts to suppress piracy by the states and rulers of the ancient world. A major innovation is the author's discussion of the way that pirates and…  See more details below

Overview

This book is an historical study of piracy in the ancient Greek and Roman world. It examines the origins and growth of piracy, the impact of piracy on trade, and the relationship between warfare and piracy, and evaluates attempts to suppress piracy by the states and rulers of the ancient world. A major innovation is the author's discussion of the way that pirates and piracy are portrayed in major works of classical literature, including Homer, Cicero and the ancient novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481373
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The origins of piracy from the Bronze Age to Alexander; 3. Hellenistic piracy; 4. Cilician piracy; 5. Pompey and the pirates; 6. Pax Romana; 7. Piracy in Late Antiquity; 8. Conclusions.

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