Table of Contents

Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Journal Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; Introduction. The State of Modern Scholarship; Chapter One. The Textual Evidence; Chapter Two. The Mediterranean Climatic Regime; Chapter Three. Ships and Sails; Chapter Four. Navigation; Chapter Five. The Sailing Season of the Indian Ocean; Chapter Six. Ancient Pirates and Fishermen; Conclusion; Bibliography; Illustration Section; Index A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy during antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.