The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times. - Second Edition by Lionel Casson
The testers wrote by the famous authority on the ancient ships and marine Lionel Casson, has long served the needs of all interested in the sea, from casual reader to…
The Ancient Mariners synopsis
The testers wrote by the famous authority on the ancient ships and marine Lionel Casson, has long served the needs of all interested in the sea, from casual reader to professional historian. This revised edition fully takes into account the new information that has emerged since the publication of the book for the first time in 1959, in particular the latest branch of archeology archeology.
Cassone does what no other author has done: he has put in one volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished in the sea from the earliest ages until the end of the Roman Empire. He explains how they mastered commercial vessels from mere rowing boats to large cargo ships that could carry more than a thousand tons, and how they turned warships from simple transport to complex rowing machines that held hundreds of Marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime trade progressed from short .
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