A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge by Fik Meijer

By Fik Meijer

A background of Seafaring within the Classical World, first released in 1986, offers an entire therapy of all features of the maritime heritage of the Classical global, designed for using scholars in addition to scholars.

Beginning with Crete and Mycenae within the 3rd millennium BC, the writer expounds a concise heritage of seafaring as much as the 6th century advert. the improvement of send layout and of the different sorts of send, the numerous reasons of delivery, and the prestige and prerequisites of sailors are all mentioned. the various most crucial sea battles are investigated, and the booklet is illustrated with a few line drawings and pictures. Greek and Latin be aware are just used in the event that they are technical phrases, making sure A background of Seafaring within the Classical international is available to scholars of old heritage who're no longer accustomed to the Classical languages.

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