By Fik Meijer

A historical past of Seafaring within the Classical World, first released in 1986, provides a whole remedy of all facets of the maritime heritage 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 historical past of seafaring as much as the 6th century advert. the advance of send layout and of the differing kinds of send, the various reasons of transport, and the prestige and prerequisites of sailors are all mentioned. a number of the most crucial sea battles are investigated, and the publication is illustrated with a few line drawings and images. Greek and Latin observe are just used in the event that they are technical phrases, making sure A background of Seafaring within the Classical international is obtainable to scholars of old background who're now not acquainted with the Classical languages.

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