Ancient Science and Technology

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Introduction 2016-05-03 ° ° Ancient Science and Technology ° Course Code: TSES 2305/CLCV 2305 Course Instructor: Gord Deinstadt Instructor Email: [email protected] Send course number when sending email Office of TSES Department: 4441 Herzberg (new section) Office Hours: 4PM – 5PM Tuesday and Thursday Full credit course – all summer No textbook needed o All material will be supplied Grading/Assignments o Assignments Part 1 Questions about lecture – just what he said or did (can’t find online) – To make sure watched lectures Part 2 2 original documents – excerpts of texts. Don’t need to do research on them. Look at the documents and answer questions 22 nd May 5 th June
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10 th July 17 th July 31 th July 16 th August o Exams Midterm: 23 June Final: 25 August o Optional Participation bonus 3% bonus each term = 6% total Sign in sheet Optional Project Arabic Coffee 3 types Bench Library Anthropology Max 6% for everyone ° ° Ways to take the course Tue + Thursday  attend lecture in person Streaming video  CUOL website VOD
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Scale of Ancient Society 2016-05-03 ° Aristotle
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° Invented science First textbooks, etc. ° ° Astronomy killed paganism  led the way to Christianity Made stars predictable Can’t prove they’re Gods ° ° ° The Scale of Ancient Society ° People have distorted view of this Geographical scale o Switzerland wasn’t fully conquered by Roman empire because of mountain people having advantage’ o 1,000,000 square miles o Most of human population o Hugh scale o Roman Empire c. 200AD 60 – 80 million people
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Total 1 billion on earth Most on the countryside o Major cities Rome Alexandria Population: 1 million Main port for Egypt Exported grain Antioch Gateway to the East Population: 800 thousand Totally gone Athens Population: 500 thousand Fading in importance o Highways  hundreds of thousands paved with stones Forests cut down ° Fed Rome by bringing dried fish from Canary Islands o 1500 miles by sea sent to Rome Exports from Alexandria 1200 miles to Rome
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Ship took year and a half from Alexandria to Rome City of Rome Romans invented shopping mall 5 KM across length and width Walk across city  day trip Entertainment o Race horses o Circus Maximum o Can race teams of horses Can eat 250 thousand people Team caused people to riot when lost  team was banned by emperor. o Coliseum Seated 60,000 people Baths of Caracalla ° ° Time Scale ° Percherone horse + heavy wheeled plow o Led to revolution in agriculture o Led to 1 st industrial revolution Printing press came due to 1 st industrial revolution o Came due to extremely low prices of clothes and rags sold because of plague – used to make books 2 nd Industrial revolution o All about different types of cloths o It was cotton o Expensive o
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