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Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World

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Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World by Philip De Souza
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This book is an historical study of piracy in the ancient Greek and Roman world. It examines the origins and growth of piracy, the impact of piracy on trade, and the relationship between warfare and piracy, and evaluates attempts to suppress piracy by the states and rulers of the ancient world. A major innovation is the author's discussion of the way that pirates and piracy are portrayed in major works of classical literature, including Homer, Cicero and the ancient novels.

Author Biography

Philip de Souza was Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill. He is also the author of Seafaring and Civilisation (2001; 1861973624) and the forthcoming Ancient Naval Warfare.
Release date NZ
December 9th, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
5 Maps; 4 Halftones, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
296
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521481373
Product ID
2501599

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