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Travel in the Ancient World
by Lionel Casson


Overview - The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a comprehensive review of ancient travel, from the first recorded voyages to Old Kingdom Egypt through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth century and later. Lionel Casson tells who traveled and why (government business, trade, health, vacationing, tourism). He describes the ships, carts, carriages, and other means of conveyance; roads and waterways; bars and their drinks, restaurants and their food, inns and their accommodations. He devotes particular attention to tourism: the standard itineraries, the favored sights, museums, guides, guidebooks, and standards of tourist behavior. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, Travel in the Ancient World now returns to print in paperback with a new preface and a supplement that brings the documentation up to date.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801848087
  • ISBN-10: 0801848083
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: March 1994
  • Page Count: 408
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.51 x 5.56 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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