"Professor Starr has made his career in this field, and few are as well fitted as he to bring together what is known of the Mediterranean powers up to the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire."--International Journal of Maritime History
"Good book on an important aspect of ancient Greece."--Charles Hedrick, University of California, Santa Cruz
"A small, brilliant essay."--Booklist
"The narrative is fast-moving, lucid, and documented by references to the major studies."--American Historical Review
About the Author
Chester G. Starr is at University of Michigan (Emeritus).