2011-08-31 -- Greco-Roman Thinking and Doing

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Unformatted text preview: Greco-Roman Thinking and Doing August 31, 2011 History 108 Prof. November Romes Legacy Technology Theyre given much credit here Concrete, Arches, Roads, Aqueducts Philosophy Theyre given little credit here Legal, Political, Rhetorical Medical, Scientific, Craft Language Latin as lingua franca for millennia Roman Power and Technology We cant replicate Romes achievements At least not without using new technologies Only masonry remains This masks the importance short-term engineering projects All projects drew from a vast system of knowledge and technologies and transport Technology as a display of power Julius Caesars bridge across the Rhine (55 BCE) Roman Networks Roads Stone roads move goods and soldiers A whole legion (5000+ men) can move quickly and comfortably Legions Construction Legionnaires worked and supervised slaves Projects strengthened Roman Empire Concrete and aqueducts Technology and Social Engineering Coliseum (70-80 AD) Emperor Vespasian seeks to revitalize Rome after...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course HIST 108 taught by Professor Dr.november during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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