Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook: Annotated by Andrew N. Sherwood,Milo Nikolic,John W. Humphrey,John P. PDF

By Andrew N. Sherwood,Milo Nikolic,John W. Humphrey,John P. Oleson

ISBN-10: 0415061369

ISBN-13: 9780415061360

during this quantity the authors translate and annotate key passages from old authors to supply a heritage and an research of the origins and improvement of know-how. one of the themes coated are:
* energy
* easy mechanical devices
* agriculture
* foodstuff processing and diet
* mining and metallurgy
* development and hydraulic engineering
* loved ones industry
* shipping and trade
* army technology.
The sourcebook offers one hundred fifty historic authors and a various diversity of literary genres, resembling, the encyclopedic Natural Histories of Pliny the Elder, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius and the rural treatise of Varro.
Humphrey, Oleson and Sherwood offer a complete and available number of wealthy and sundry assets to demonstrate and elucidate the beginnings of know-how. Glossaries of technological terminology, indices of authors and topics, introductions outlining the overall importance of the proof, notes to give an explanation for the explicit information, and a contemporary bibliography make this quantity a precious learn and instructing tool.

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