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Technology and society in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds

Author: T E Rihll
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Historical Association, Society for the History of Technology, [2013]
Series: Historical perspectives on technology, society, and culture, 10.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T E Rihll
ISBN: 9780872292017 0872292010
OCLC Number: 826860915
Description: ix, 92 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: technology and the ancient world --
Culturally critical domains of technology --
Well-developed technologies --
The ancient Greek and Roman worlds --
The significance of ancient technology --
The mechanisms of ancient economic productivity and growth --
Improved technologies --
Diffusion of technologies --
The use of slaves --
The vitality and importance of ancient technologies --
The production, preservation, and distribution of food --
Animals for food and other uses --
Food preservation --
Transport of grains and other foods --
Grain mills and flour --
Wine production and consumption --
Olives and olive oil --
The collection and distribution of water --
Water collection --
Aqueducts --
Water-lifting machines --
Frontinus, curator aquarum --
Public and private building --
Fortifications and walls --
Housing --
Construction materials and technologies --
The Roman villa and workshop --
Public buildings and construction --
Textiles --
Manufacture --
Ordinary and special cloths --
Mining and metallurgy --
Iron production --
Metallurgical procedures and processes --
The iberian peninsula --
Coinage and money --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Historical perspectives on technology, society, and culture, 10.
Responsibility: Tracey E. Rihll.

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