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A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals)

By Fik Meijer Copyright 1986
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A History of Seafaring in the Classical World, first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars.

    Beginning with Crete and Mycenae in the third millennium BC, the author expounds a concise history of seafaring up to the sixth century AD. The development of ship design and of the different types of ship, the varied purposes of shipping, and the status and conditions of sailors are all discussed. Many of the most important sea battles are investigated, and the book is illustrated with a number of line drawings and photographs. Greek and Latin word are only used if they are technical terms, ensuring A History of Seafaring in the Classical World is accessible to students of ancient history who are not familiar with the Classical languages.

    List of figures; Preface 1. The Aegean: 3000-1100 BD 2. The Dark Ages 3. The Age of Expansion 4. Greeks versus Persians: The Invention of the Trireme 5. Greeks versus Persians: The Decisive Confrontations 6. The Athenian Maritime Empire 7. The Peloponnesian War 8. The Fourth Century: The Invention of the Polyremes 9. The Rivalry of the Diadochi 10. Rome’s First Naval Adventures 11. Roman Supremacy at Sea 12. Trade and Piracy 13. Fleet and Civil War 14. Maritime Policy in the Roman Empire; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index


    Meijer, Fik