By: Tracey E. Rihll
This booklet provides an overview of the rapidly developing field of ancient Greek and Roman technology. It focuses on key technological achievements of the ancients in culturally critical domains and outlines recent work on those achievements, considering not only what we know but how we think we know it. It also concentrates on technologies that were well developed and economically significant. It includes chapters on the mechanisms of ancient economic productivity; the production, preservation, and distribution of food; the collection and distribution of water; public and private building construction; textiles; and mining and metallurgy. It is fully illustrated with color illustrations and contains a bibliographic essay. It is suitable for undergraduates, but also scholars in other fields who desire a sophisticated overview of the topic.
Major Category: History Topics
Minor Category: SHOT: Historical Perspectives on Technology