"This is an original work of sound scholarship. Specialists in ancient naval history will benefit from this book and students of classical antiquity will also profit from it."--Anthony J. Papalas, Classical Journal
"Murray's ground-breaking study of the super-galleys of the Hellenistic Age is a triumph of historical research. He expertly analyzes and interprets a wide range of archaeological and textual evidence to present a convincing account of the development of these huge warships by the successors of Alexander the Great." --Philip de Souza, University College Dublin
"The Age of Titans
offers an exciting discovery trip through the age of giant warships, their rise and decline, and their role in Hellenistic naval warfare. The book abounds in important new insights on naval architecture, battle tactics, and logistics, and is a crucial source of information for understanding the confusing web of Hellenistic history and warfare." --Kurt A. Raaflaub, Brown University
"A powerful and persuasive revisionist argument about the navies of the Hellenistic world, written with clarity and verve. Murray's expert knowledge comes through on every page, and so does his sheer joy in the subject. Both scholars and lay readers will enjoy this book." --Barry Strauss, Cornell University
About the Author
William M. Murray
is Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History and Director of the Ancient Studies Center at the University of South Florida.