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By Fik Meijer

A background of Seafaring within the Classical World, first released in 1986, offers a whole therapy of all points of the maritime historical past 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 heritage of seafaring as much as the 6th century advert. the advance of send layout and of the differing kinds of send, the numerous reasons of delivery, and the prestige and prerequisites of sailors are all mentioned. a few of the most vital sea battles are investigated, and the e-book is illustrated with a few line drawings and pictures. 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 historic heritage who're no longer acquainted with the Classical languages.

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