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Author Mark, Samuel (Samuel EuGene)

Title Homeric seafaring / Samuel Mark
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Series Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series
Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The cultural context of the Iliad and the Odyssey -- 3. Society, economics, and trade -- 4. Hull construction -- 5. Odysseus builds a seagoing vessel -- 6. Homeric ships -- 7. Seafaring on the wine dark sea -- 8. Anchoring and anchorages -- 9. Geography -- 10. Summary
Summary "In this comprehensive history of Homer's references to ships and seafaring, author Samuel Mark reveals patterns in the way that the Greeks build ships and approached the sea between 850 and 750 B.C. To discuss and clarify the terms used by Homer, Mark draws on scholarly literature as well as examples of recent excavations of ancient shipwrecks." "As befits a study whose subjects are partly historical, partly archaeological, and partly myth and legend, Mark's conclusions are tentative. Yet, this comprehensive and meticulous study of Homer's references to ships and seafaring is sure to become a standard study on the subject."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
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Subject Homer -- Characters -- Sailors
Homer -- Knowledge -- Naval art and science
Naval art and science in literature.
Naval art and science -- Greece.
Navigation -- Greece.
Sailors in literature.
Seafaring life in literature.
Ships in literature.
Ships, Ancient -- Greece.
Greece -- History, Naval.
Genre/Form Naval history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004015208
ISBN 1603445943 (electronic bk.)
9781603445948 (electronic bk.)