Understanding Greek and Roman Technology - From Catapult to the Pantheon

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Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
From Catapult to the Pantheon

2013

Ancient Greece and Rome were home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Modern research is shedding new light on these renowned wonders--impressive buildings, infrastructure systems, and machines that were...

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Stephen Ressler Ph.D.

In This Series

Technology in the Classical World
Episode 1
Technology in the Classical World
The Substance of Technology—Materials
Episode 2
The Substance of Technology—Materials
From Quarry to Temple—Building in Stone
Episode 3
From Quarry to Temple—Building in Stone
Stone Masonry Perfected—The Greek Temple
Episode 4
Stone Masonry Perfected—The Greek Temple
From Temple to Basilica—Timber Roof Systems
Episode 5
From Temple to Basilica—Timber Roof Systems
Construction Revolution—Arches and Concrete
Episode 6
Construction Revolution—Arches and Concrete
Construction in Transition—The Colosseum
Episode 7
Construction in Transition—The Colosseum
The Genesis of a New Imperial Architecture
Episode 8
The Genesis of a New Imperial Architecture
The Most Celebrated Edifice—The Pantheon
Episode 9
The Most Celebrated Edifice—The Pantheon
Cities by Design—The Rise of Urban Planning
Episode 10
Cities by Design—The Rise of Urban Planning
Connecting the Empire—Roads and Bridges
Episode 11
Connecting the Empire—Roads and Bridges
From Source to City—Water Supply Systems
Episode 12
From Source to City—Water Supply Systems
Engineering a Roman Aqueduct
Episode 13
Engineering a Roman Aqueduct
Go with the Flow—Urban Water Distribution
Episode 14
Go with the Flow—Urban Water Distribution
Paradigm and Paragon—Imperial Roman Baths
Episode 15
Paradigm and Paragon—Imperial Roman Baths
Harnessing Animal Power—Land Transportation
Episode 16
Harnessing Animal Power—Land Transportation
Leveraging Human Power—Construction Cranes
Episode 17
Leveraging Human Power—Construction Cranes
Lifting Water with Human Power
Episode 18
Lifting Water with Human Power
Milling Grain with Water Power
Episode 19
Milling Grain with Water Power
Machines at War—Siege Towers and Rams
Episode 20
Machines at War—Siege Towers and Rams
Machines at War—Evolution of the Catapult
Episode 21
Machines at War—Evolution of the Catapult
Machines at Sea—Ancient Ships
Episode 22
Machines at Sea—Ancient Ships
Reconstructing the Greek Trireme
Episode 23
Reconstructing the Greek Trireme
The Modern Legacy of Ancient Technology
Episode 24
The Modern Legacy of Ancient Technology