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Greek Oared Ships 900-322 Bc (Hardcover) Loot Price: R903
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Greek Oared Ships 900-322 Bc (Hardcover): R.T. Williams
Greek Oared Ships 900-322 Bc (Hardcover): R.T. Williams

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Greek Oared Ships 900-322 Bc (Hardcover)

R.T. Williams

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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.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Release date: March 1968
Authors: R.T. Williams
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 366
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-05770-7
Barcode: 9780521057707
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-521-05770-1

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