Casson, Lionel 1914-2009
Most widely held works about Lionel Casson
Most widely held works by Lionel Casson
Ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson ( Book )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 3,384 libraries worldwide
Picture and text survey of cultural and religious life during the Middle Dynastic period of ancient Egypt.
Libraries in the ancient world by Lionel Casson ( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the most ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries. To the founders of the first public libraries of the Greek world goes the credit for creating the prototype of today's library buildings and the science of organizing books in them."--BOOK JACKET.
Mysteries of the past ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 2,054 libraries worldwide
The ancient mariners : seafarers and sea fighters of the Mediterranean in ancient times by Lionel Casson ( Book )
30 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
This book tells the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. The author explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons, how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines holding hundreds of marines and even heavy artillery, and how their maritime commerce progressed from short cautious voyages to a network that reached from Spain to India.
Ships and seamanship in the ancient world by Lionel Casson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 1,296 libraries worldwide
Travel in the ancient world by Lionel Casson ( Book )
28 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
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.
Masters of ancient comedy; selections from: Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, [and] Terence ( Book )
4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
The Horizon book of daily life in ancient Rome by Lionel Casson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
The Horizon book of daily life in ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Selected satires of Lucian by Lucian ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Everyday life in ancient Rome by Lionel Casson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
"In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the age. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor."--BOOK JACKET.
The Greek conquerors by Lionel Casson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Discusses the art and civilization of the times of the ancient rulers of Greece, including the Mycenaean kings, Pericles, Philip of Macedon, and Alexander the Great.
Latin and Greek in current use by Eli E Burriss ( Book )
12 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Illustrated history of ships & boats by Lionel Casson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Ships and seafaring in ancient times by Lionel Casson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Korean and held by 637 libraries worldwide
The pharaohs by Lionel Casson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 567 libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs present the artistic treasures of the Pharoahs of ancient Egypt.
Everyday life in ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The barbarian kings by Lionel Casson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs depict the art and treasures of the various barbarian groups including the Scythians, Celts, Franks and Saxons, and Vikings.
Ancient trade and society by Lionel Casson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 libraries worldwide
The Periplus Maris Erythraei : text with introduction, translation, and commentary ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
The Periplus Maris Erythraei, "Circumnavigation of the Red Sea," is the single most important source of information for ancient Rome's maritime trade in these waters (i.e., the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and western Indian Ocean). Written in the first century A.D. by a Greek merchant or skipper, it is a short manual for the traders who sailed from the Red Sea ports of Roman Egypt to buy and sell in the various ports along the coast of eastern Africa, southern Arabia, and western India. This edition, in many ways the culmination of a lifetime of study devoted to Rome's merchant marine and her trade with the east, provides an improved text of the Periplus, along with a lucid and reliable translation, a comprehensive general commentary that treats in particular the numerous obscure place-names and technical terms that occur, and a technical commentary that deals with grammatical, lexicographical, and textual matters for readers competent in Greek. An extensive introduction places the Periplus in its historical context.
Antiquities Art Art, Greek Biography Civilization Civilization, Ancient Civilization, Medieval Classical drama Classical geography Commerce Curiosities and wonders Dialogues, Greek Egypt English language--Foreign elements--Greek English language--Foreign elements--Latin Europe Greece Greek drama (Comedy) Greek language--Grammar Greek language--Influence on English History Indian Ocean Kings and rulers Latin drama (Comedy) Latin language--Grammar Latin language--Influence on English Libraries Lucian,--of Samosata Manners and customs Mediterranean Region Mediterranean Sea Naval architecture Naval history Naval history, Ancient Navigation Pharaohs Pictorial works Plautus, Titus Maccius Prehistoric peoples Problems, exercises, etc. Red Sea Rome Satire, Greek Seamanship Shipbuilding Shipping Ships Ships, Ancient Translations Travel, Ancient
Cohen, Lionel I., 1914-2009
Mellon, Andrew 1914-....
Mellon, Andrew W. 1914-....
Greek, Modern (5)
Multiple languages (1)