Sailing from Polis to Empire: Maritime Scales in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period

Emmanuel Nantet (ed.)
Forthcoming in 2019

This book represents a significant contribution to the fields of Hellenistic archaeology, Hellenistic economy, naval architecture and shipping in the eastern Mediterranean. Ancient economy is a very current and active strand of research amongst scholars concerned with the Mediterranean region. Shipping was undoubtedly one of the main instruments that facilitated the movement of commodities and underpinned the exchange networks of the Mediterranean. Shipping, however, is all-too-often taken as a givena particular good/commodity was loaded onto a ship in one port and moved to another, with little or no consideration paid to logistics, ship design or the practicalities of moving goods/commodities. Sailing from Polis to Empire explores some of these issues in detail for the Hellenistic period. It asks (and answers) questions that are often simply assumed and not systematically investigated. This book presents some very interesting findings and connects some valuable strands of research in the areas of naval architecture, Classical/Hellenistic history, social history and ancient geography.
Dr. Conor Trainor, University of Warwick


Sailing from Polis to Empire: Maritime Scales in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic Period
Emmanuel Nantet (ed.) | Forthcoming 2019
ISBN Paperback: 9781783746934
ISBN Hardback: 9781783746941
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783746958
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781783746965
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781783746972
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781783746989
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0167
Subject codes: BIC: HBJD (European history), HBLA (Ancient history: to c. 500 CE), HBTM (Maritime history); BISAC: HIS002010 (HISTORY / Ancient / Greece), HIS027220 (HISTORY / Military / Ancient), HIS027150 (HISTORY / Military / Naval)