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

By Fik Meijer

A historical past of Seafaring within the Classical World, first released in 1986, provides an entire remedy of all elements of the maritime background of the Classical international, designed for using scholars in addition to scholars.


Beginning with Crete and Mycenae within the 3rd millennium BC, the writer expounds a concise background of seafaring as much as the 6th century advert. the improvement of send layout and of the differing kinds of send, the numerous reasons of transport, and the prestige and prerequisites of sailors are all mentioned. a few of the most crucial sea battles are investigated, and the booklet is illustrated with a few line drawings and images. Greek and Latin notice are just used in the event that they are technical phrases, making sure A heritage of Seafaring within the Classical global is obtainable to scholars of historical heritage who're now not accustomed to the Classical languages.

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