Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook: Annotated Translations of Greek and Latin Texts and Documents

Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook: Annotated Translations of Greek and Latin Texts and Documents

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134926206
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/04/2003
Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 648
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John W. Humphrey is Head of Department of Greek, Latin and Ancient History at the University of Calgary, Canada.
John P. Oleson is Professor and Chair of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Andrew N. Sherwood is Assistant Professor at Concordia University and lecturer at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A. Society and Technology in Antiquity

B. The Literary Sources on Ancient Technology

C. Archaeology as a Source for the History of Ancient Technology

D. Glossary of Weights, Measures, and Coinage

1. The Rise of Humans and Human Technology

2. Sources of Energy and Basic Mechanical Devices

A. Sources of Energy and Prime Movers

B. Basic Machines

C. Mechanical Gadgets

3. Agriculture

4. Food Processing

5. Mining and Quarrying

A. Mining

B. Quarrying

6. Metallurgy

7. Construction Engineering

8. Hydraulic Engineering

9. Household Crafts and Workshop Production

A. Metal-Working

B. Wood-Working

C. Textiles and Leather

D. Ceramics and Glass

E. Applied Chemistry

F. Large-Scale Organized Production

10. Transportation and Trade

A. Land Transportation

B. Navigation

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