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 Mr. Dowling's Roman Technology Page
The Romans used great public projects to make the city the most advanced of the ancient world, and to create the largest empire of the era.
Roman engineers brought water into the city by building pipelines called aqueducts.
The greatest Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum, still dominates the Roman skyline.
www.mrdowling.com /702-technology.html   (313 words)

  
 Daily Life in Ancient Rome - Welcome to Ancient Rome! (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The father instructed his sons in Roman law, history, customs, and physical training, to prepare for war.Reverence for the gods, respect for law, obedience to authority, and truthfulness were the most important lessons to be taught.
Most ancient Romans had some sort of shine in their home, which might be a small display or a grand, separate room, to honor the household god.
The Romans also used concrete (an ancient Roman invention!) to build the dome of the Pantheon, a temple dedicated to all the Roman gods, which even today is still one of the largest single-span domes in the world.
members.aol.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Donnclass/Romelife.html   (6110 words)

  
 Roman Swords
Roman Reenactment swords and daggers need to be as historically accurate as possible to meet the requirements of the most discerning reenactors.
Damascus Roman sword, replicas are available for the collector or enthusiast who can imagine the complete victory achieved in battle using a super strong sword which cuts through enemy swords and armor with ease.
Roman swordsmiths were highly skilled and were able to 'eye' the color of the blade during the tempering process to determine the correct temperature and then allowed them to naturally cool down in the open air instead of quenching them.
www.realarmorofgod.com /roman-swords-info.html   (1838 words)

  
 Ancient Roman technology - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Roman technology is the set of artifacts and customs which supported Roman civilization and made the expansion of Roman commerce and Roman military might possible over nearly a thousand years.
The Roman Empire had the most advanced set of technologies of their time, which in many areas was lost during the dark ages, and was only equalled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Roman fleets were based directly on Greek triremes and much of the implements of land based Roman armies came out of the experimentation and the new developments in weapons of the Hellenistic wars that raged for decades between the successors of Alexander the Great.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=1241226   (840 words)

  
 Ancient Roman technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roman technology is the set of artifacts and customs which supported Roman civilization and made the expansion of Roman commerce and Roman military possible over nearly a thousand years.
The Roman Empire had the most advanced set of technologies of their time which in most areas was lost during the turbulent eras of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
Most of what is known of Roman technology comes indirectly from archaeological work and from the third-hand accounts of Latin texts copied from Arabic texts, which were in turn copied from the Greek texts of scholars such as Hero of Alexandria or contemporary travelers who had observed Roman technologies in action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Roman_technology   (2816 words)

  
 Ancient Roman Bridges
In order to render the bridges durable the Romans would make the pillars lozenge shaped, like a boat, so that on the attacking front they would part the water stream whilst on the back end they would prevent eddies which otherwise favour erosion of the foundations.
The pillars are ancient Roman whilst the arch is posterior.
Roman construction ability was amazing and one of the greatest engineering feats can be said to have been Julius Caesar's bridge crossing the Rhine - see picture at the top of the page.
www.mariamilani.com /ancient_rome/Ancient_Roman_Bridges.htm   (1231 words)

  
 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
The Romans were conscientious about their water supply, knowing that polluted water carried disease.
A base was laid of logs and stones, and on top of that were layers of variously sized stones, broken tiles, mud, sand and concrete, with sloping sides (camber) for drainage.
Roman craftsmanship was also quite advanced in the smaller things.
www.camelotintl.com /romans/technology.html   (1202 words)

  
 Outline117a.htm GNED 117 History of Technology
Among the preconditions of technology are such geographic considerations as the availability of natural resources.
The Roman artisan plumbed pipe, soldered, installed and repaired; he worked on roofs and gutters, down to sewers and drains; in essence, everything involving supply and waste.
Aquae Sulis was at a strategic crossroads for the Roman troops, and the natural hot springs made it a logical setting for the baths of the Emperor Claudius.
www.witiger.com /centennialcollege/GNED117/outline117a.htm   (2716 words)

  
 Greek and Roman Technology Information- British Encyclopedia Online (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Roman Empire that engulfed and succeeded that of the Greeks was somewhat similar in this respect.
The Romans, however, were great technologists in the sense of organizing and building; they established an urban civilization that enjoyed the first long peaceful period in human history.
Roman engineers were also responsible for introducing the water mill and for the subsequent design of undershot and overshot water wheels, which were used to grind grain, saw wood, and cut marble.
www.british-encyclopedia.com.cob-web.org:8888 /greek-roman-technology-information.html   (483 words)

  
 BBC - History - Romans (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A sacrificial Roman blade holds the key to an ancient and bloody conspiracy.
Enter the fascinating world of Roman beliefs, from emperor worship to the exotic imported cults of the East.
Explore the sophisticated technology and planning that lay behind one of Rome's greatest architectural achievements.
www.bbc.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /go/homepage/int/pr/no/b2/t/rome_game/-/history/ancient/romans   (478 words)

  
 Overview of The Roman Pantheon: The Triumph of Concrete
Romans mastered this chemical processing and manufacturing technology to such an extent that the Pantheon, which is fundamentally a large concrete structure, is still with us today.
The Romans focused on the extensive use of these products to enhance their lifestyle by constructing magnificent brick and clay buildings.
By this technology, the famous Pantheon was built to last the ages.
www.romanconcrete.com /docs/panover/panover.htm   (832 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Roman 'virtual reality' recreated
The Romans invented many things but it may come as a surprise to some that they could also be responsible for a rudimentary version of virtual reality.
Used first in 5th century BC Greek theatre, the technique was later taken up by the Romans to decorate their lavish homes.
"Theatre was an integral part of Roman culture and the wall paintings enable us to understand theatre, politics and culture during the transition from Republic to Empire," said Drew Baker from the University of Warwick's e-lab.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3044421.stm   (334 words)

  
 Austin College - Roman Daily Life Resources
Among this collection of links to Greek and Roman life are discussions of clothing design and how to reproduce them for contemporary use.
Wade Heaton is an instructor in the English Department at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana - and an expert on adapting Roman costume to modern materials and presentations.
It is essentially a large open air laboratory where research into the Iron Age and Roman periods goes on using the methods and materials which were available at that time, and also by applying modern science to ancient problems.
latin.austincollege.edu /latin/vitaromana/Familia/clothes.html   (332 words)

  
 The Roman Empire: in the First Century. For Educators | PBS
The Roman Empire in the First Century provides a detailed look at the emperors of the time as well as other important historical figures.
Students will produce a classroom documentary about important historical figures from the Roman Empire showing when each of these people lived and their impact/contributions to the empire.
This lesson focuses on the extreme violence that permeated Roman society and how that violence may have attributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire.
www.pbs.org /empires/romans/educators   (395 words)

  
 Humbul full record view for -- Ancient Roman technology
Ancient Roman Technology (ART) is an extensive website based at the University of North Carolina (UNC-CH) covering all aspects of Roman technology.
As a founding part of "Carolina Students Teach Roman Technology", the goal of the project was to provide a comprehensive guide to ART, with various levels of information aimed to meet the needs of other university students, and at secondary level.
The development of this electronic Technology Handbook seems, however, to have reached a standstill: at the time of writing this review the site had not been updated since 1997.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=3780   (291 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | England | Roman remains could be reburied
One of the greatest archaeological treasures in Sussex - the remains of a Roman bath - may have to be buried unless funds are raised to save it.
The Roman bath is on private land at Beauport Park, East Sussex, and was discovered by the headmaster of a private school in Hastings.
Tiles from the floor and the side of the building are currently stacked in boxes, still showing their Roman Navy stamps.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/3676717.stm   (312 words)

  
 Channel 4 - History - Roman history: The top 10 sites
There are histories of the various Roman eras, biographies of the emperors, interactive maps, timelines of emperors and Roman battles, a list of Roman place names and articles on religion, society and the army.
Among its contents are essays on Roman architecture, history and culture and on the Roman province of Britannia.
Covers all aspects of Roman technology: food; clothing; arts and crafts; mines and iron; quarries and stoneworking; transport; war; health and medicine.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/H/history/n-s/roman.html   (611 words)

  
 Cornell College - Classical Studies - Roman Archaeology
Roman Museums, including links to images of some of the most famous artworks of antiquity.
Riley Collection of Roman Portraits features portraits of emperors and senators, as well as men, women and children during the height of the Roman empire: images, descriptions, family trees, additional links and more (Cedar Rapids Museum of Art).
Roman Bath, a companion Web site to the NOVA program "Roman Bath," scheduled for broadcast on February 22, 2000.
www.cornellcollege.edu /classical_studies/arch/rome-links.shtml   (735 words)

  
 Teaching And Learning About Ancient Rome
The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire - A hypertext indexed version of Edward Gibbons' classic text covering a broad history of the later Roman Empire.
Roman Board Games- Tic-Tac-Toe, backgammon, knucklebones, chess and checkers were all games played by the ancient Romans.
Roman History - The Etruscans, Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, Punic Wars, Conquest of the Hellenistic Empires, Republican Crisis, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Imperial Rome, 14-180 AD, Calamitious Century.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/subject_matter/social_studies/rome   (681 words)

  
 BBC - Romans - Technology
The Romans were good at building and engineering, but not so good at inventing machines.
Although they did not invent arches in buildings, the Romans were the first people to use them to construct bigger, wider buildings without having lots of rows of pillars to hold the roof up.
The arches would be higher or lower as the aqueduct covered rough ground but it would always have a slight slope towards the town so that the water could run downhill.
www.bbc.co.uk /schools/romans/tech.shtml   (327 words)

  
 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Rome
A CAD recreation of the Roman fort at Colonia Ulpia Traiana.
Roman Poetry Selections (Catullus [c.84-c.54 BCE], Horace [65-8 BCE], Martial [40-103/4 CE]) [At Northpark].
A Roman Harvest Sacrifice, from Cato, On Agriculture 134, 160 BCE [At enteract.com]
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook09.html   (3375 words)

  
 Technology of the ancient world: bibliography
Roussin, L. "Costume in Roman Palestine: Archaeological remains and the evidence of the Mishnah" In Sebesta, J., and Bonfante, L.: The world of Roman costume.
Mechanics of pre-industrial technology: an introduction to the mechanics of ancient and traditional material culture.
The mechanical technology of Greek and Roman antiquity, a study of the literary sources.
humwww.ucsc.edu /gweltaz/courses/techno/biblio.html   (956 words)

  
 Roman Technology 4.1
Roman Technology 4.1 is the latest version of this J-PROGS program, which first appeared in 1993, originally developed in conjunction with advisory teachers of science.
The content of Roman Technology 4.1 has been chosen for its relevance to the modern world, as well as its importance in the Roman context.
Roman Technology was first written in 1993 and soon afterwards was installed at the Archaeological Resource Centre, York.
www.j-progs.com /RT4.html   (746 words)

  
 BBC - History - Discovering Roman Technology
When the Roman army invaded Britain in force in the spring of AD 43, they brought with them technology that must have astonished the native Celts.
The Roman armour was also superior; they had both chain mail, which might have been worn by the auxiliaries, though no one is quite sure, and also heavy armour made of overlapping iron plates that would stop anything short of a ballista bolt.
On its first trial we were able to shoot eleven bolts a minute, which is almost four times the rate at which an ordinary ballista can be operated.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/romans/tech_01.shtml   (334 words)

  
 Roman Concrete Resources by David Moore
Secrets of Roman Concrete is the focus of the September 2002 special issue of CONSTRUCTOR Magazine published by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) and edited by Ben Herring.
In doing research on Roman concrete, I spent considerable time in various libraries in the US and abroad tracking down references which might hold the key to the Roman’s success.
Such information as the type of bricks and specifics on Roman concrete in the various aqueducts are carefully presented; it was her life study.
www.romanconcrete.com /resources.htm   (4073 words)

  
 The Roman Empire: in the First Century. For Educators. Lesson 7 | PBS
Be teachers for a day and teach their classmates about a topic related to ancient Roman technology or medicine.
Begin by explaining to students that while the Romans were not great inventors of machines and tools (because they had so much slave labor), they are well known for their use of technology in their architecture as well as their medical system.
Ask Dr. Math: Roman Numerals [http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.roman.html] explains how Roman numerals are read and used to work out a variety of math problems.
www.pbs.org /empires/romans/educators/lesson7.html   (1589 words)

  
 Roman London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was the Romans who first built a city where London stands today, bridged the river Thames and constructed a road network to connect Londinium with the rest of the country.
From around AD 50 to AD 410 - a period as long as that which separates Queen Elizabeth I from our present Queen - this was the largest city in Britannia.
The marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras are among the finest works of art ever found in Roman Britain.
www.museumoflondon.org.uk /learning/features_facts/roman.html   (163 words)

  
 Rich Hamper's Rome Resources Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Exploratio: Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople New York.
This book covers Roman warfare from the rise of Rome until the fall of The Empire.
ISBN: 0-684-80507-3 [a four volume reference of all things Greek and Roman, very comprehensive; appears to be out of print, but a lot of libraries carry it in their reference section.
home.comcast.net /~rthamper/Ancient_Rome/ancient_rome.htm   (1009 words)

  
 Roman World - Web Links
Roman History Lectures - Christopher Mackay (University of Alberta)
The Romans, 262-113 BCE: Conquest of the Mediterranean (AandE)
"Roman Imperialism and the Pursuit of Glory" - historian William Harris
www.historyteacher.net /EuroCiv/Weblinks/Weblinks-2-RomanWorld.htm   (594 words)

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