TRAVEL IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

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Travel In The Ancient World

Author : Lionel Casson
ISBN : 0801848083
Genre : History
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The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a lively, comprehensive history of ancient travel, from the first Egyptian voyages recorded in Old Kingdom inscriptions through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilgrimages of the fourth and sixth centuries. Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, it now returns to print in paperback with a new preface by the author.
Category: History

Everyday Life In The Ancient World

Author : Sally Tagholm
ISBN : 0753454645
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the everyday life of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, and Incas, including transportation, clothing, food, homes, shopping, and monuments.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Treasure Hunt

Author : Thando McLaren
ISBN : 1857077148
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Uncle Arthur sends Nadia and Ben back in time with a challenge to find a part of the Great Seal of the Ages in four ancient civilizations. There are plenty of other things to find as well. In the genre of "Where's Wally" and "Back to the Future," this book is educational and fun!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ships And Seamanship In The Ancient World

Author : Lionel Casson
ISBN : 9781400853465
Genre : History
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Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: History

Travel And Religion In Antiquity

Author : Philip A. Harland
ISBN : 9781554582402
Genre : Social Science
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Travel and Religion in Antiquity considers the importance of issues relating to travel for our understanding of religious and cultural life among Jews, Christians, and others in the ancient world, particularly during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. The volume is organized around five overlapping areas where religion and travel intersect: travel related to honouring deities, including travel to festivals, oracles, and healing sanctuaries; travel to communicate the efficacy of a god or the superiority of a way of life, including the diffusion of cults or movements; travel to explore and encounter foreign peoples or cultures, including descriptions of these cultures in ancient ethnographic materials; migration; and travel to engage in an occupation or vocation. With interdisciplinary contributions that cover a range of literary, epigraphic, and archeological materials, the volume sheds light on the importance of movement in connection with religious life among Greeks, Romans, Nabateans, and others, including Judeans and followers of Jesus.
Category: Social Science

Excavating Pilgrimage

Author : Troels Myrup Kristensen
ISBN : 9781351856263
Genre : History
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This volume sheds new light on the significance and meaning of material culture for the study of pilgrimage in the ancient world, focusing in particular on Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. It thus discusses how archaeological evidence can be used to advance our understanding of ancient pilgrimage and ritual experience. The volume brings together a group of scholars who explore some of the rich archaeological evidence for sacred travel and movement, such as the material footprint of different activities undertaken by pilgrims, the spatial organization of sanctuaries and the wider catchment of pilgrimage sites, as well as the relationship between architecture, art and ritual. Contributions also tackle both methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of pilgrimage, sacred travel and other types of movement to, from and within sanctuaries through case studies stretching from the first millennium BC to the early medieval period.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Women In The Ancient World

Author : Joyce E. Salisbury
ISBN : 9781576070925
Genre : History
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An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house
Category: History