Mike's Reviews > The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times

The Ancient Mariners by Lionel Casson
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Mar 10, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction, history
Read in February, 2009

This might be a little dated but gives an overview from the earliest known boats and ships to the early Byzantine Empire, with equal emphasis on commerce, exploration, and war. The Mediterranean is obviously the focus, and so the Greeks and Romans are given the lion's share of attention, but there is some interesting information on Phoenicia/Carthage, Egypt, and even India.
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