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Travel in the ancient world / Lionel Casson.


Toronto : Hakkert, 1974.
ISBN 0888665423, 9780888665423

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Subjects Altertum.
Reise.
Transportation -- History.
Transportation.
Travel, Ancient -- History.
Travel, Ancient.
Voyage - Histoire - Jusqu'à 500.
Voyage -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 500.
Description 384 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents part 1. The Near East adn Greece -- part 2. Travel in Roman times -- part 3. Tourists and touring in Roman times.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1110519
(OCoLC)ocm01110519
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Casson, Lionel, 1914-2009.
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