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Understanding Greek and Roman technology: from catapult to the Pantheon / Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company.

Ressler, Stephen J., (teacher.).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2013.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 19 Milling Grain with Water Power Episode 20 Machines at War-Siege Towers and Rams Episode 21 Machines at War-Evolution of the Catapult Episode 22 Machines at Sea-Ancient Ships Episode 24 Modern Legacy of Ancient Technology Episode 1 Technology in the Classical World Episode 2 Substance of Technology-Materials Episode 3 From Quarry to Temple-Building in Stone Episode 4 Stone Masonry Perfected-The Greek Temple Episode 5 From Temple to Basilica-Timber Roof Systems Episode 6 Construction Revolution-Arches and Concrete Episode 7 Construction in Transition-The Colosseum Episode 8 Genesis of a New Imperial Architecture Episode 9 Most Celebrated Edifice-The Pantheon Episode 10 Cities by Design-The Rise of Urban Planning Episode 11 Connecting the Empire-Roads and Bridges Episode 12 From Source to City-Water Supply Systems Episode 13 Engineering a Roman Aqueduct Episode 14 Go with the Flow-Urban Water Distribution Episode 15 Paradigm and Paragon-Imperial Roman Baths Episode 16 Harnessing Animal Power-Land Transportation Episode 17 Leveraging Human Power-Construction Cranes Episode 18 Lifting Water with Human Power Episode 23 Reconstructing the Greek Trireme.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Presenter, Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.
Summary, etc.:
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 profoundly important in their own day and have had a lasting impact on the development of civilization. See what the Greeks and Romans achieved and learn how they did it.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Technology > History.
Technology > Greece > History.
Technology > Rome > History.
Technological innovations > Greece > History.
Technological innovations > Rome > History.
Science, Ancient.
Discoveries in science > History.
Greece > Civilization.
Rome > Civilization.

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