Travel in the Ancient World

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JHU Press, Feb 17, 1994 - History - 391 pages

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.

 

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If you like ancient history, this is a worthy addition to your collection. Casson relates all the information in a clear and logical fashion. Great little book, and covers ground that is usually neglected in other histories of the ancient world. Read full review

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Contents

THE NEAR EAST AND GREECE
19
30001200 B C
21
1200500 B C
44
Expanding Horizons
58
Trade and Travel in Classical Greek Times 500300 B C
65
The First Travel Writer
95
TRAVEL IN ROMAN TIMES
113
One World
115
Inns and Restaurants
197
Mail
219
TOURISTS AND TOURING IN ROMAN TIMES
227
The Sights to See
229
Museums
238
The Itinerary
253
Sightseeing
262
Baedeker of the Ancient World
292

A Miscellany of Travellers
127
On Holiday
138
On the Sea
149
Roman Roads
163
On the Road
176
To the Holy Lands
300
List of Abbreviations
330
Addenda to Notes
368
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About the author (1994)

Lionel Casson is professor emeritus of classics at New York University. His books include Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World .

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