The technology of ancient Rome

by Maynard, Charles W. 1955-

Format: Print Book 2006
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 609.3 Mayn
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 609.3 Mayn
 
 
Summary
Many of Rome's advances in technology were due to the mighty Roman army. Engineers for the army built roads, bridges, and aqueducts. Doctors kept the troops healthy with medicine, and generals planned battles and sieges. Readers will learn how few civilizations before or since have influenced the known world as did the Roman Empire. Supports history-social science content standards mandating student understanding of the origins and influence of agricultural, technological, and commercial developments in key ancient civilizations. Broadens student understanding of the relationship among science, technology, and society by highlighting how major scientific and mathematical discoveries and technological innovations have affected societies throughout history.
Contents
Roman technology conquers the world
The technology of agriculture and trade mills
Vineyards
Trade
- The technology of transportation
Roads
Bridges
Ships
Harbors
Lighthouses
The technology of warfare
The army's organization
Weapons
Artillery
Forts and sieges
The technology of construction
Roman building innovations
Dwellings
Aqueducts
Public buildings
Statues
The technology of communication and calculation
Writing
Calendar
The technology of medicine
Surgery
Childbirth
Public health
Timeline.

Additional Information
Series Technology of the ancient world.
Subjects Technology -- Rome -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Rome -- Civilization -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Rosen Central Pub.,2006
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 140420556X (library binding)
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