Shipsheds of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: David Blackman,Boris Rankov,Kalliopi Baika,Henrik Gerding,Jari Pakkanen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107001331

Category: History

Page: 617

View: 9223

This is the first detailed and comprehensive study of the shipshed complexes which housed the great navies of the Greco-Roman world, including Athens and Carthage. These complexes represented some of the largest and most expensive building projects of antiquity, and the volume provides a comprehensive survey of the archaeological and literary evidence. It explains how the buildings were carefully designed to keep warships dry and out of reach of shipworm, whilst enabling them to be launched quickly, easily and safely when required. It also serves as a handbook for archaeologists who may excavate such buildings, which are often difficult to identify and interpret. The analytical chapters are complemented by a full and detailed catalogue of known sheds, with plans for all the major sites specially drawn for easy comparison. The book thus provides an indispensable guide for all those interested in these buildings and in the maritime infrastructure of the ancient world.

Großbootshaus - Zentrum und Herrschaft

Zentralplatzforschung in der nordeuropäischen Archäologie (1.-15. Jahrhundert)

Author: Oliver Grimm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110202840

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 3668

Boathouses, built for the protective storage of watercraft, have a centuries old tradition that is archaeologically proven. Used in great numbers in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic even today, boathouses of lengths up to 40 m were widely used between the 1st and 15th century, especially in Norway. They are great focal points in the discussion of naval history, as well as prime indicators of the centres of power along the coastline.

Triumphs in the Age of Civil War

The Late Republic and the Adaptability of Triumphal Tradition

Author: Carsten Hjort Lange

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474267858

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7709

Many of the wars of the Late Republic were largely civil conflicts. There was, therefore, a tension between the traditional expectation that triumphs should be celebrated for victories over foreign enemies and the need of the great commanders to give full expression to their prestige and charisma, and to legitimize their power. Triumphs in the Age of Civil War rethinks the nature and the character of the phenomenon of civil war during the Late Republic. At the same time it focuses on a key feature of the Roman socio-political order, the triumph, and argues that a commander could in practice expect to triumph after a civil war victory if it could also be represented as being over a foreign enemy, even if the principal opponent was clearly Roman. Significantly, the civil aspect of the war did not have to be denied. Carsten Hjort Lange provides the first study to consider the Roman triumph during the age of civil war, and argues that the idea of civil war as "normal" reflects the way civil war permeated the politics and society of the Late Roman Republic.

The Age of Titans

The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Author: William M. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912785

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6586

While we know a great deal about naval strategies in the classical Greek and later Roman periods, our understanding of the period in between--the Hellenistic Age--has never been as complete. However, thanks to new physical evidence discovered in the past half-century and the construction of Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme) by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we now have new insights into the evolution of naval warfare following the death of Alexander the Great. In what has been described as an ancient naval arms race, the successors of Alexander produced the largest warships of antiquity, some as long as 400 feet carrying as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. Vast, impressive, and elaborate, these warships "of larger form"--as described by Livy--were built not just to simply convey power but to secure specific strategic objectives. When these particular factors disappeared, this "Macedonian" model of naval power also faded away--that is, until Cleopatra and Mark Antony made one brief, extravagant attempt to reestablish it, an endeavor Octavian put an end to once and for all at the battle of Actium. Representing the fruits of more than thirty years of research, The Age of Titans provides the most vibrant account to date of Hellenistic naval warfare.

The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

Author: Brian Campbell,Lawrence A. Tritle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199333807

Category: History

Page: 840

View: 5441

This Handbook gathers 38 leading historians to describe, analyze, and interpret warfare and its effects in classical Greece and Rome.

Ancient Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean

Author: Ronald Joseph Tocchini

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490751009

Category: Nature

Page: 48

View: 1864

The action began in Venice, Italy, in August of 2013. Sailing southward along the Adriatic, we headed for the Ionian Sea. Our first stop was Olympia, Greece, site of the original Olympic Games. After spending a day there, we left for Athens, city of Gods. We docked at Piraeus, Athenss port, and we visited the Ancient Metropolis. Next, we sailed for Istanbul, Turkey. What a sight to behold! After having been transported in antiquity at Olympia and Athens, the skyscrapers, mansions, and chic restaurants of the Turkish City begged our attention. We marveled at its views while riding the ferry along the Bosphorous Sea. There was so much to see and do in Istanbul that we spent two full days there. Afterward, we visited the islands of Santorini and Lesvos before returning to Athens.

Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens V

Author: Erik Hallagher,Jesper Tae Jensen

Publisher: Danish Institute at Athens

ISBN: 9788772887258

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 3564

Contents: Domestic Space in the Geometric Cyclades; Archaeological field work in ancient Kalydon; The Zea Habour Project 2001-06; A fresh approach to the problems of the Parthenon Frieze; The cult and political background of the Knidian Aphrodite; Sight, object, space. The notion of landscape in antiquity as a functional or an aesthetic category.

Topographie von Athen

Author: Walther Judeich

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925000688

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1186

Nachdruck des Originals von 1905.

Mechanics of Pre-industrial Technology

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Ancient and Traditional Material Culture

Author: Brian Cotterell,Johan Kamminga

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521428712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

View: 6797

First general account of the mechanics behind pre-industrial technology, combining the skills of an engineer and an archaeologist.

Seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean

new thoughts on triremes and other ancient ships

Author: A. F. Tilley

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports


Category: History

Page: 129

View: 2444

Annals of geomorphology

Supplement volume

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 6023

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 388

A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 6802

Forest Bioresource Utilisation in the Eastern Mediterranean Since Antiquity

A Case Study of the Makheras, Cyprus

Author: Julia Ellis Burnet

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 3804

Many regional forest reserves are in decline in the Mediterranean as these dynamic ecosystems become increasingly threatened and affected by climate change and human activities. This study examines the forest resources of Cyprus through a case study based in the Makheras region of the eastern Troodos mountains. Burnet presents the results of field survey carried out in this vast 4,054 hectare area, looking in particular at the relationship between archaeological sites and their contemporary environment. In more general terms, she reconstructs the ecological and economic landscape of the eastern Troodos and studies its long-term development asking questions such as what resources were available in prehistoric and historic times, how did man exploit these, what impact did this have and how can the resources be sustained in the future.

Harbour archaeology

proceedings of the First International Workshop on Ancient Mediterranean Harbours, Caesarea Maritima, 24-28.6.83

Author: Avner Raban

Publisher: Bar Company


Category: History

Page: 204

View: 854

Early Ships and Seafaring

Water Transport within Europe

Author: Sean McGrail

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781593922

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3870

Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Within Europe' builds on Professor Seàn McGrail's 2006 volume 'Ancient Boats and Ships' by delving deeper into the construction and use of boats and ships between the stone age and AD1500 in order to provide up to date information. Regions covered will include the Mediterranean and Atlantic Europe.??This interesting volume is easily accessible to those with little t no knowledge of the building and ises of boats, whether ancient or modern. Seàn McGrail introduces the reader to this relatively new discipline through the theory and techniques used in the study of early boats as well as the many different types of evidence available to us, including archaeological, documentary, iconographic, experimental and ethnographic, and the natural, physical laws.

Boats, Ships and Shipyards

Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Venice 2000

Author: Carlo Beltrame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785704621

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 3592

From sewn planked boats in Early Dynastic Egypt to Late Roman wrecks in Italy, and the design of Venetian Merchant Galleys, this huge volume gathers together fifty-three papers presenting new research on the archaeology and history of ancient ships and shipbuilding traditions. The papers have been grouped into several thematic sections, including: ships of the Mediterranean; the reconstruction of ancient ships, from life-size reconstructions to computer models; the study of shipyards, shipsheds and slipways of the Mediterranean and Europe; Venetian Galleys of the 15th and 16th centuries; and North European medieval and post -medieval ships. These papers which were presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA), held in Venice 2000. Carlo Beltrame is a free-lance archaeologist and contract professor of Maritime archaeology at Università Ca' Foscari of Venice and of Naval archaeology at Universita della Tuscia of Viterbo. He specialises in the archaeology of ship-construction from antiquity until the Renaissance period and methodology in maritime archaeology.

Die Beneficiarier

Untersuchungen zu ihrer Stellung innerhalb der Rangordnung des römischen Heeres und zu ihrer Funktion

Author: Joachim Ott

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515066600

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 3201

Römerzeit - Schriftquellen - Militärgeschichte.