By Fik Meijer

A background of Seafaring within the Classical World, first released in 1986, provides an entire therapy of all points of the maritime background 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 historical past of seafaring as much as the 6th century advert. the improvement of send layout and of the different sorts of send, the various reasons of transport, and the prestige and stipulations of sailors are all mentioned. the various most vital sea battles are investigated, and the e-book is illustrated with a couple of line drawings and pictures. Greek and Latin observe are just used in the event that they are technical phrases, making sure A historical past of Seafaring within the Classical international is available to scholars of historic historical past who're no longer conversant in the Classical languages.

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