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The Role of the Physical Environment in Ancient Greek Seafaring (Hardcover): Jamie Morton

The Role of the Physical Environment in Ancient Greek Seafaring (Hardcover)

Jamie Morton

Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements, 213

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In this study of the world of ancient Greek mariners, the relationship between the natural environment and the techniques and technology of seafaring is focused upon.
An initial description of the geology, oceanography and meteorology of Greece and the Mediterranean, is followed by discussion of the resulting sailing conditions, such as physical hazards, sea conditions, winds and availability of shelter, and environmental factors in sailing routes, sailing directions, and navigational techniques. Appendices discuss winter and night sailing, ship design, weather prediction, and related areas of socio-maritime life, such as settlement, religion, and warfare.
Wide-ranging sources and illustrations are used to demonstrate both how the environment shaped many of the problems and constraints of seafaring, and also that Greek mariners' understanding of the environment was instrumental in their development of a highly successful seafaring tradition.

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Imprint: Brill
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements, 213
Release date: February 2001
First published: February 2001
Authors: Jamie Morton
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - With dust jacket
Pages: 366
ISBN-13: 978-90-04-11717-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > Ships & shipping: general interest > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Transport industries > Shipping industries > Maritime / nautical trades
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 90-04-11717-2
Barcode: 9789004117174

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