Maritime technology in the ancient economy : ship-design and navigation / edited by W.V. Harris and K. Iara ; with contributions by P. Arnaud ... [et al.].

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Portsmouth, R.I. : Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2011.
264 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.


Related name
  • Journal of Roman archaeology. Supplementary series ; no. 84. [More in this series]
  • Journal of Roman archaeology Supplementary series, 1063-4304 ; no. 84
  • Revised papers from a conference held at the American Academy in Rome and the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' on June 16-17, 2009.
  • "Our specific claim in assembling this collection of papers has been to answer the question ... whether advances in either ship-construction or navigation are likely to have lowered the costs of maritime trade at any time during the longue durée of the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean"--P. [9].
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-258) and index.
Language note
English, French, and Italian.
A comparative perspective on the determinants of scale and productivity of Roman maritime trade in the Mediterranean / W. Scheidel -- Les conséquences de l'évolution des techniques de construction navale sur l'économie maritime antique : quelques exemples / P. Pomey -- Osservazioni riguardanti alcune innovazaioni in ambito navale di epoca classica : pregi e difetti / P. Dell'Amico - L'útilisation des gros tonnages / A. Tchernia -- Efficiency or economics? Sail development in the ancient Mediterranean / J. Whitewright -- Tra il fiume e il mare : le caudicariae di Fiumicino / G. Boetto -- Sulle origini della carpenteria moderna / S. Martino -- Greco-Roman meteorology and navigation / L. Taub -- Sailing 9̊0 from the wind : norm or exception? / P. Arnaud -- Il carattere portolanico dello Stadiasmo o Perioplo del Mare Grande / S. Medas -- Snails, wine and winter navigation / A. Marzano -- No easy option : Nile versus Red Sea in ancient and mediaeval north-south navigation / J.P. Cooper -- The economic influences of developments in maritime technology in antiquity / A. Wilson.
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