Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

by Lionel Casson
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets.

Originally published in 1971.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801851308
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • Illustrations, pg. xv
  • Chapter One. Floats, Rafts, and the Earliest Boats, pg. 1
  • Chapter Two. Egypt and Mesopotamia, pg. 11
  • Chapter Three. The Eastern Mediterranean: 3000-1000 B.C., pg. 30
  • Chapter Four. The Eastern Mediterranean: 1000-500 B.C., pg. 43
  • Chapter Five. The Age of the Trireme: 500-323 B.C., pg. 77
  • Chapter Six. The Warships of the Hellenistic Age: 323-31 B.C., pg. 97
  • Chapter Seven. The Roman Imperial and Byzantine Navies, pg. 141
  • Chapter Eight. Merchant Galleys, pg. 157
  • Chapter Nine. Sailing Ships, pg. 169
  • Chapter Ten. Shipbuilding, pg. 201
  • Chapter Eleven. Rudder, Rigging, Miscellaneous Equipment, pg. 224
  • Chapter Twelve. Seasons and Winds, Sailing, Rowing, Speed, pg. 270
  • Chapter Thirteen. Officers and Men, pg. 300
  • Chapter Fourteen. Small Craft, pg. 329
  • Chapter Thirteen. Markings and Names, pg. 344
  • I. Early Greek Harbors, pg. 361
  • II. Greek and Roman Naval Bases, pg. 363
  • III. Greek and Roman Commercial Harbors, pg. 365
  • Illustrations 1-67, pg. 371
  • Illustrations 68-110, pg. 392
  • Illustrations 111-147, pg. 414
  • Illustrations 148-196, pg. 437
  • List of Abbreviations, pg. 371
  • Glossary of Nautical Terms, pg. 383
  • Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms, pg. 389
  • Indexes, pg. 403
  • Addenda and Corrigenda, pg. 442

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