13 Roman Science, Technolgy and Art - BYU

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Roman Science, Technology and Art Thieves or Geniuses
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Cultural Background Questions asked by various cultures: What is out there?  (Egyptians/Mesopotamians) Why does it exist?   (Greeks) What is it good for?  (Romans)
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Architecture and Engineering “We need as many engineers as possible.  As there is  a lack of them, invite to this study persons of about 18  years who have already studied the necessary sciences.   Relieve the parents of taxes and grant [them] sufficient  means.” Emperor Constantine
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Caesar’s Bridge
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Roman engineering strengths Organization and discipline Borrowing concepts Example: Arches Great Roman Innovations 1. Arches 2. Concrete
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Post and Lintel Forces
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Post and Lintel Used by Egyptians and Greeks
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Arches – Forces
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Arches Developed by the Etruscans and refined by the Romans
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Arches
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Arch Engineering
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Arches Triumphal arches and  columns Commemorate victories
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Arches with Post and Lintels
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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