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Greek Oared Ships 900-322 BC (Paperback)

Author: Morrison, J. S.

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This book is written in the belief that a proper understanding of Greek civilization in antiquity requires some knowledge of its background of seafaring. A knowledge of nautical practice is required for an understanding of some passages of Greek poetry and prose writing, and for a correct interpretation of numerous historical events. This is an attempt at a thorough study of the evidence, both literary and archaeological. Modern reference books tend to repeat the misconceptions of nineteenth-century scholars. In contrast, Mr Morrison and Mr Williams have written a scholarly and scientific study of the subject. They collect in this volume evidence for Greek oared ships between 900 and 322 BC. The book is primarily a catalogue of decorated pottery and quotations from literature and from naval inventories. The pottery is illustrated by diagrams and plates; and the quotations are given in full. *Author: Morrison, J. S./ Williams, R. T. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 400 *Publication Date: 2008/02/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.82 inches

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521054133
SKU 206700503
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521054133
Release Date 2/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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