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Travel in the Ancient World

Travel in the Ancient World

by Lionel Casson

Travel In The Ancient World


Travel In The Ancient World

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Previously printed in hardcover in 1974. Offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later. The author tells who traveled and why. He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other means of conveyance; roads and waterways; bars and their drinks, restaurants and their food, inns and their accommodations. He devotes particular attention to tourism: the standard itineraries, the favored sights, museums, guides, guidebooks, and standards of tourist behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
London Sunday Times
A masterful summary of a fascinating subject.

Bibliotheca Orientalis
A most delightful book, written by a scholar who couples a fine sense of interesting, pragmatic problems with an impressive command of scattered evidence.

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Dundurn Press
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6.35(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.13(d)

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Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University. His books include Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World .

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