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Author Sherwood, Andrew N. author

Title Greek and Roman technology : a sourcebook / translated and annotated by John W. Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, and Andrew N. Sherwood
Edition 2nd edition
Published London : Routledge, 2017
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Notes <P><EM>List of Illustrations </EM></P><P><EM>Preface and Acknowledgements </EM></P><P><EM>List of Abbreviations</EM> </P><P></P><B><P>Introduction </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Society and Technology in Antiquity </LI><P></P><P><LI>Literary Sources for Ancient Technology </LI><P></P><P><LI>Archaeology as a Source for the History of Technology </LI><P></P><P><LI>Ancient Weights, Measures, and Coinage </LI><P></P></OL></OL><P></P><B><P>1 The Rise of Humans and Human Technology </P></B><P></P><B><P>2 Sources of Energy and Basic Mechanical Devices </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Sources of Energy and Prime Movers </LI><P></P><P><LI>Basic Machines </LI><P></P><P><LI>Mechanical Gadgets </LI><P></P></OL></OL><P></P><B><P>3 Agriculture </P><P></P><P>4 Food Processing </P><P></P><P>5 Mining and Quarrying </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Mining </LI><P></P><P><LI>Quarrying </LI><P></P></OL></OL><P></P><B><P>6 Metallurgy </P><P></P><P>7 Sculpture</P><P></P><P>8 Construction Engineering </P><P></P><P>9 Hydraulic Engineering </P></B><P></P><B><P>10 Household Crafts, Health and Well-Being, and Workshop Production </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Metal-Working </LI><P></P><P><LI>Wood-Working </LI><P></P><P><LI>Textiles and Leather </LI><P></P><P><LI>Ceramics and Glass </LI><P></P><P><LI>Applied Chemistry </LI><P></P><P><LI>Health and Well-Being</LI><P></P><P><LI>Large-Scale, Organized Production </LI><P></P></OL></OL><B><P></P><P>11 </B><B>Transport and Trade </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Land Transport </LI><P></P><P><LI>Navigation </LI><P></P><P><LI>Standards of Trade </LI><P></P></OL></OL><B><P></P><P>12 Record-Keeping </P><OL><OL></B><P><LI>Time-Keeping </LI><P></P><P><LI>Writing and Literacy </LI><P></P></OL></OL><P></P><B><P>13 Military Technology </P><P></P><P>14 Attitudes towards Labour, Innovation, and Technology </P><P></P></B><P></P><P><STRONG><EM>Indexes</EM> </STRONG></P><P></P><OL><OL><P><LI>Index of Passages Translated </LI><P></P><P><LI>Subject Index </LI><P><EM></EM></P></OL></OL><P><EM></EM></P>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Inventions -- Greece -- History
Inventions -- Rome
Technology -- Greece -- History
Technology -- Rome
Inventions.
Technology.
Greece.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Humphrey, John William, 1946- translator, writer of added commentary
Oleson, John Peter, translator, writer of added commentary
Sherwood, Andrew N. (Andrew Neil), 1955- translator, writer of added commentary
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