Piracy In The Ancient World

Piracy in the Ancient World
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 286
ISBN 0801855055
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Seaborne brigands were greatly feared in the ancient world. Pirates not only preyed on merchant ships and fishing craft in the Mediterranean but also wreaked havoc on coastal townstaking men, women, and children to ransom or sell as slaves; raiding treasures; and exacting tribute from fearful town leaders. Responding to the threat of piracy, the Greeks established their primary cities inland for protection and even in their North African and Sicilian outposts they left coastal land uncultivated. Mariners feared pirate ships around every promontory and sought protection from the navies of such states as Rhodes and Crete. The Romans were beset in the time of their early Republic by "Tyrreanean" pirates based in the south of Italy and during the last years of the Empire by the Cilician pirates of Asia Minor. When one great pirate, Sextus Pompeiius, was finally suppressed, rather than being punished he was charged with ridding the seas of his former followers. His attempts failed. Now available in paperback, Ormerod's classic Piracy in the Ancient World brings the treachery of the ancient high seas alive. Drawing on the works of Homer and Thucydides and the historical records that have survived from ancient Greece and Rome, Ormerod reconstructs the dangers of coastal living and seafaring and the attempts to protect against the threat of invasion from the seas. He describes the general nature of early piracy, ancient navigation, and the pirate's routines and tactics.

Piracy in the Ancient World
  • Author : Henry A. Ormerod
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1997

Seaborne brigands were greatly feared in the ancient world. Pirates not only preyed on merchant ships and fishing craft in the Mediterranean but also wreaked havoc on coastal townstaking men, women, and children to ransom or sell as slaves; raiding treasures; and exacting tribute from fearful town leaders. Responding to

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Piracy  Pillage  and Plunder in Antiquity
  • Author : Richard Evans,Martine De Marre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21

Piracy, Pillage, and Plunder in Antiquity explores appropriation in its broadest terns in the ancient world, from brigands, mercenaries and state-sponsored "piracy", to literary appropriation and the modern plundering of antiquities. The chronological extent of the studies in this volume, written by an international group of experts, ranges from about 2000

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Piracy in the Graeco Roman World
  • Author : Philip de Souza
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-11

An historical study of piracy in the ancient Greek and Roman world.

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Piracy in the Ancient World
  • Author : Henry Arderne Ormerod
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978

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Piracy in the Ancient World
  • Author : Philip Charles De Souza
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992

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The Pirate World
  • Author : Angus Konstam
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21

Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world. Often romanticised in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the

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Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
  • Author : Lionel Casson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14

Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology

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An Introduction to the Ancient World
  • Author : Lukas de Blois,R.J. van der Spek
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-10-24

Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East,

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Enemy of All Mankind
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12

“Thoroughly engrossing . . . a spirited, suspenseful, economically told tale whose significance is manifest and whose pace never flags.” —The Wall Street Journal From The New York Times–bestselling author of The Ghost Map and Unexpected Life, the story of a pirate who changed the world Henry Every was the seventeenth century’

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Pirates
  • Author : Angus Konstam
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01

Angus Konstam sets sail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes us into the depths of the pirate's dark world, examining the many colorful characters from Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and the British rogues of the golden age of

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Travel in the Ancient World
  • Author : Lionel Casson
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1994-02-17

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

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The History of Piracy
  • Author : Philip Gosse
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23

Much imitated but never surpassed, this chronicle ranges from ancient to modern times to explore the rise of piracy. A dramatic narrative and colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

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The Enemy of All
  • Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release Date : 2009

The pirate is the original enemy of humankind. As Cicero famously remarked, there arecertain enemies with whom one may negotiate and with whom, circumstances permitting, one mayestablish a truce. But there is also an enemy with whom treaties are in vain and war remainsincessant. This is the pirate, considered by

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The Ancient Mariners
  • Author : Lionel Casson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26

Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since

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Pirates  Predators of the Sea
  • Author : Angus Konstam,Roger Michael Kean
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-05

Looks at the real life of pirates from ancient times through the present day, discussing why they became pirates, how they lived, life aboard ship, and how they died.

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