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Travel in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson

Travel in the Ancient World (original 1974; edition 1994)

by Lionel Casson

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Title:Travel in the Ancient World
Authors:Lionel Casson
Info:The Johns Hopkins University Press (1994), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 408 pages
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Travel in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson (1974)



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Part 1 covers travel in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece; Part 2 covers travel in the Roman Empire; and Part 3 covers tourism in the Roman Empire. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Nov 16, 2012 |
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. ( )
1 vote BLyda97112 | Jan 1, 2011 |
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Men built the first clusters of cities in the lands between the Tigris and the Euphrates and put together the first unified nation along the banks of the Nile.
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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.

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