Understanding Greek and Roman technology: from catapult to the Pantheon / Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company.
Series InformationGreat courses (DVD).
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
- Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2013.
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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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Presenter, Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point.
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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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