2023-2024 Catalog

CLSS 335 Roman Technology and Engineering

This course explores Roman technology and engineering within the social and geographical contexts of the ancient Mediterranean world and its cultures. Manifestations of ancient technology, from the grand (temples, roads, aqueducts, ships, etc.) to the small (weapons, armor, household goods, etc.), were crafted with hew modern techniques or equipment, yet many still stand today, and echoes of their craft reverberate into modern times. [H]