The Mediterranean Sea has always played an important role in European strategy. Since the days of Homer, it has provided an invaluable highway for the movement of goods, ideas, and invading armies. Although the sea itself has remained essentially unchanged over the centuries, it has assumed a variety of forms in men's eyes, depending on their vantage point and ambitions.
Sick, Gary G.
"Russia and The West in the Mediterranean Perspectives for the 1970's,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss6/8