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Lionel Casson

AKA Lionel I. Cohen

Born: 22-Jul-1914
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 18-Jul-2009
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Ancient Mariners

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Father: Abraham Cohen (lumber merchant)
Mother: Bess
Wife: Julia Michelman (until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Andrea
Daughter: Gail

    University: BA, New York University (1934)
    University: MA, New York University (1936)
    University: PhD, New York University (1939)
    Professor: Classics, New York University (1961-79)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1952
    Archaeological Institute of America Gold Medal 2005

Author of books:
The Ancient Mariners: Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times (1959)
Illustrated History of Ships and Boats (1964)
Travel in the Ancient World (1974)
The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Rome (1975)
Mysteries of the Past (1977)
The Greek Conquerors (1981)
The Barbarian Kings (1982)
Great Ages of Man: Ancient Egypt (1983)
Ancient Trade and Society‎ (1984)
Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (1995)
Libraries in the Ancient World (2001)



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