Travel in the Ancient World
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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THE NEAR EAST AND GREECE
30001200 B C
1200500 B C
Trade and Travel in Classical Greek Times 500300 B C
The First Travel Writer
TRAVEL IN ROMAN TIMES
Inns and Restaurants
TOURISTS AND TOURING IN ROMAN TIMES
The Sights to See
Baedeker of the Ancient World
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