Technology of Ancient Rome

Describes ancient Roman technological knowledge and some of its resulting achievements, concentrating on those affecting everyday life.

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Author: Daniel C. Gedacht

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823967794

Category: History

Page: 24

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Describes ancient Roman technological knowledge and some of its resulting achievements, concentrating on those affecting everyday life.

The Technology of Ancient Rome

Describes the technology developed and used in the Roman Empire, including technology involving agriculture, transportation, construction, communication, and medicine.

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Author: Charles W. Maynard

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 140420556X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the technology developed and used in the Roman Empire, including technology involving agriculture, transportation, construction, communication, and medicine.

Ancient Roman Technology

To this day, the Romans are admired for their technological know-how and massive, well-designed public works projects.

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Author: Amelie von Zumbusch

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477710333

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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To this day, the Romans are admired for their technological know-how and massive, well-designed public works projects. Readers learn how the Romans ensured a clean water supply for their cities, used volcanic ash to make long-lasting concrete, created the world’s first professional army, and much more. Photographs of structures that are standing to this day help demonstrate the ingenuity of Roman engineers and the skill of Roman workers.

Technology in Ancient Rome

Ancient Roman Houses (Ancient Communities). PowerKids Press, 2010.
DePrimio, Pete. In Ancient Rome (How'd They Do That?). Mitchell Lane
Publishers, 2009. WEBSITES channel.nationalgeographic.com/ channel/videos/
roman—tech/ ...

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Author: Charlie Samuels

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433996399

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The ancient Romans’ road-building technology was so good, some of their roads are still being used! Considered in the context of their other famous construction triumphs—such as the Colosseum and Hadrian’s Wall—the Roman roads are just a small piece of their technological stamp on the world. Readers will be fascinated by the many modern innovations the Romans had a hand in developing, including running toilets and the 365-day calendar. As each section focuses on a new topic, such as the Romans’ farming technology, sidebars add fun facts and detail to flesh out knowledge readers encounter in the classroom. Present-day photographs of artifacts and existing structures enhance the main historical content while a timeline concisely summarizes the major events of ancient Rome. Readers will be immersed in ancient Roman culture—and want to know even more!

The Technology of Ancient Rome

The Roman Empire. Discover. London: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016.
Knapman, Timothy. Race Through Rome. History Quest. London: QED
Publishing, 2014. Robinson, Tony. Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders:
Romans.

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Author: Naomi V. McCullough

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502622334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Ancient Rome was a civilization developed over many centuries. At its height, it had the world’s greatest army, rulers, and language, influencing much of the known world. Their technologies during this time were likewise improvements on older concepts, mostly from the Greeks, whom they conquered. Nevertheless, their influence continued long after the fall of the Roman Empire. Today, several technologies have their origins in Ancient Rome. This book examines the history of Ancient Rome and its key contributions to society, past and present.

Technology in the Time of Ancient Rome

Describes many of the innovative inventions that the Romans incorporated into their daily lives, including aqueducts, hot baths, and central heating.

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Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0817248765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes many of the innovative inventions that the Romans incorporated into their daily lives, including aqueducts, hot baths, and central heating.

Ancient Technology

Describes physical, ideological, and linguistic inventions of the ancient Mediterranean societies.

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Author: John William Humphrey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327637

Category: History

Page: 219

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Describes physical, ideological, and linguistic inventions of the ancient Mediterranean societies.

Ancient Machine Technology

ancient Romans loved machines. Roman engineers used mechanical
knowledge to build roads, bridges, aqueducts, mills, and weapons. Greek
mathematicians developed geometry and trigonometry. But the Greeks mostly
admired these ...

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Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761365235

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Examines the machines created by ancient cultures.

Ancient Agricultural Technology

This ancient Roman coin shows mules pulling a vallus or carpentum through a
field of grain. A scythe has a long curved blade and a long wooden handle.
Reaping grain with a scythe is slow, hard work. In the first century a.d., farmers in
the ...

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Author: Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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People learned to farm more than twelve thousand years ago. The first farmers used simple technology. They carried water to their crops by hand. They made farm tools from wood and animal bones. Over the centuries, ancient farmers devised better technology. Ancient Middle Easterners learned to breed sheep to produce different colors of wool. The ancient Chinese learned how to grow more rice using irrigation techniques. The ancient Greeks built machines for pumping water, grinding grain, and crushing grapes and olives. What kinds of crops did ancient farmers grow? What kind of animals did they raise? And how did people get their food before agriculture? Learn more in Ancient Agricultural Technology.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

“Methodological Limits and the Mirage of Roman Strategy.” Journal of Military
History 57: 7–41, 215–40. White, K. D. 1970. Roman Farming. London. ———.
1984. Greek and Roman Technology. Ithaca. Whitehead, D. 1990. How to
Survive ...

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Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807869048

Category: History

Page: 608

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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.

Ancient Water Technologies

Chapter. 7. A. Brief. History. of. Roman. Water. Technology. Larry W. Mays. 7.1.
Introduction. Rome's power extended only to northern Italy in 265 B.C., where the
Celt's were a major barrier to further expansion. They had no navy so that further
 ...

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Author: L. Mays

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048186323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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There is no more fundamental resource than water. The basis of all life, water is fast becoming a key issue in today’s world, as well as a source of conflict. This fascinating book, which sets out many of the ingenious methods by which ancient societies gathered, transported and stored water, is a timely publication as overextraction and profligacy threaten the existence of aquifers and watercourses that have supplied our needs for millennia. It provides an overview of the water technologies developed by a number of ancient civilizations, from those of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies such as the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the ancient Egyptians. Of course, no book on ancient water technologies would be complete without discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, yet as well as covering these key civilizations, it also examines how ancient American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water supplies. This unusually wide-ranging text could offer today’s parched world some solutions to the impending crisis in our water supply. "This book provides valuable insights into the water technologies developed in ancient civilizations which are the underpinning of modern achievements in water engineering and management practices. It is the best proof that "the past is the key for the future." Andreas N. Angelakis, Hellenic Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Association, Greece "This book makes a fundamental contribution to what will become the most important challenge of our civilization facing the global crisis: the problem of water. Ancient Water Technologies provides a complete panorama of how ancient societies confronted themselves with the management of water. The role of this volume is to provide, for the first time on this issue, an extensive historical and scientific reconstruction and an indication of how traditional knowledge may be employed to ensure a sustainable future for all." Pietro Laureano, UNESCO expert for ecosystems at risk, Director of IPOGEA-Institute of Traditional Knowledge, Italy

Ancient Medical Technology

From Herbs to Scalpels Mary B. Woods, Michael Woods. The roman emperor
Julius Caesar has been falsely linked with the cesarean section, a surgical
method of delivering a baby. Caesar himself was probably born through a
nonsurgical ...

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Author: Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Medical technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple healing techniques. They developed ways to set broken bones. They learned which plants were good for treating colds, headaches, and stomachaches. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about medicine. The ancient Indians performed plastic surgery. The ancient Romans operated on people s eyes. People in many ancient cultures wrote medical textbooks. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient doctors use? Which of their remedies worked and which ones didn t? And how did ancient medicine set the stage for our own modern medical technology? Learn more in Ancient Medical Technology.

Ancient Warfare Technology

Introduces the military tactics of ancient societies, describing the development of weapons, military strategy, defensive walls, seige warfare, guerillas, and warships in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, India, and ...

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Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761365259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Introduces the military tactics of ancient societies, describing the development of weapons, military strategy, defensive walls, seige warfare, guerillas, and warships in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, India, and the Middle East.

Ancient Communication Technology

this ancient Roman calendar illustrates the Roman alphabet's close resemblance
tothe modern english alphabet. The first traces of Latin appear in inscriptions
dating from the sixth century b.c. The Romans based the Latin alphabet on the ...

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Author: Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Did you know that people first used road signs more than 2,000 years ago? Did you know that Ancient Rome had its own postal service? Did you know that Egyptian writers used flakes of limestone for scrap paper? Pens, storytelling, alphabets communication technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple communication tools. They painted on cave walls with twigs and animal fur. They carved simple pictures into bones and rocks. Over the centuries, ancient peoples improved the ways they communicated. People in the ancient Middle East kept records on clay tablets. The ancient Chinese made paper from wood pulp. The ancient Greeks and ancient Mayans thought of different ways to design books. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did writing systems improve over time? And how did ancient communication set the stage for our own modern communication technology? Learn more in Ancient Communication Technology.

Ancient Transportation Technology

This leather sandal from ancient Rome has a nail-studded feet with vines or
ropes. In the ancient Middle sole. The heavy sole held up on rugged land and
allowed soldiers East, shoemakers added thick leather soles for rough terrain
and laces ...

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Author: Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Transportation technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple transportation tools. They bundled logs together to make rafts. They used long poles and flat boards to carry heavy loads. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about transportation. The ancient Indians trained elephants and horses for travel. The ancient Chinese developed the first compasses. The ancient Greeks built massive battleships. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did maps of the world improve over time? And how did ancient transportation set the stage for our own modern transportation technology? Learn more in Ancient Transportation Technology.

Ancient Rome

Text, maps, illustrations, charts, tables, and chronologies depict the history, society, and political life of ancient Rome and its vast empire.

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Author: Mike Corbishley

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 0816068224

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Text, maps, illustrations, charts, tables, and chronologies depict the history, society, and political life of ancient Rome and its vast empire.

Ancient Construction Technology

From Pyramids to Fortresses Mary B. Woods, Michael Woods. Colossus of
rhodes, first century a.d. The Colossus of rhodes stood —roman writer pliny the
elder, describing the toppled is an eagle. The sandals of the god are made of
gold, ...

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Author: Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Construction technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth built simple structures. They made houses from wood, clay, and animal skins. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about construction. People in the ancient Middle East made clay roofing tiles. The ancient Egyptians moved thousands of stones into place to build giant pyramids. The ancient Chinese built a wall across northern China. The ancient Romans created massive arched roofs, long bridges, strong roads, and systems for moving water. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient builders use? Which of their buildings and monuments are still standing? And how did ancient construction set the stage for our own modern building technology? Learn more in Ancient Construction Technology.

Ancient Rome

Robert Snedden. ON MILITARY TECHNOLOGY The Roman army was a
formidable fighting force. w ES axtar WW As well as high - tech medical
instruments , surgeons in modern operating rooms continue to use scalpels and
anesthesia . out ...

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Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 1599202972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

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"Covers the inventions and technology of the ancient Roman Empire and how their ideas influenced technology today"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Science Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome 2 Volume Set

This work covers the 1200 year period from 600 BCE to 600 CE, guiding readers from Thales through to the later Roman Empire.

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Author: Georgia L. Irby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118372678

Category: History

Page: 1120

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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity

This book uses five case-studies to set ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context.

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Author: S. Cuomo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521810739

Category: History

Page: 212

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This book uses five case-studies to set ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context.