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Casson, Lionel 1914-2009

Overview
Works: 145 works in 745 publications in 17 languages and 26,969 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Pictorial works  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: DT60, 930
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Most widely held works about Lionel Casson
 
Most widely held works by Lionel Casson
Ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson( Book )

135 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 3,755 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The ancient mariners : seafarers and sea fighters of the Mediterranean in ancient times by Lionel Casson( Book )

79 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ancient accomplishments on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire, explaining how seafaring people 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
Mysteries of the past by Lionel Caaaon( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book probes enigmas such as these in the company of the best experts who have ever examined the evidence
Ships and seamanship in the ancient world by Lionel Casson( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel in the ancient world by Lionel Casson( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member 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, Travel in the Ancient World now returns to print in paperback with a new preface and a supplement that brings the documentation up to date."--Jacket
Masters of ancient comedy : selections from: Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, [and] Terence by Lionel Casson( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member 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 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected satires of Lucian by Lucian( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by the 2nd century satirist who ridiculed tyrants, philosophers, and even the gods, in his mock dialogues and prose narratives
The Horizon book of daily life in ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday life in ancient Rome by Lionel Casson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Latin and Greek in current use by Eli E Burriss( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 1965 in English and Latin and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ships and seafaring in ancient times by Lionel Casson( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek conquerors by Lionel Casson( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member 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
Illustrated history of ships & boats by Lionel Casson( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday life in ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Casson offers an introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian society--the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice. --From publisher's description
The pharaohs by Lionel Casson( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and lavish photographs present the artistic treasures of the Pharoahs of ancient Egypt
The barbarian kings by Lionel Casson( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Periplus Maris Erythraei : text with introduction, translation, and commentary by Lionel Casson( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member 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
 
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Libraries in the ancient world
Alternative Names
Cohen, Lionel I.

Cohen, Lionel I. 1914-2009

Lionel Casson American academic

Lionel Casson US-amerikanischer Altphilologe

Mellon, Andrew 1914-...

Mellon, Andrew W. 1914-...

カッソン, ライオネル

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The ancient mariners : seafarers and sea fighters of the Mediterranean in ancient timesShips and seamanship in the ancient worldTravel in the ancient worldSelected satires of LucianEveryday life in ancient RomeShips and seafaring in ancient timesEveryday life in ancient Egypt