Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook of Translated Greek and Roman Texts (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) (2nd Edition)
In this new edition of Greek and Roman Technology, theauthors translate and annotate key passages from ancient texts toprovide a history and analysis of the origins and development oftechnology in the classical world.Sherwood and Nikolic, with Humphrey and Oleson, provide acomprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sourcesto illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. Among thetopics covered are energy, basic mechanical devices, hydraulicengineering, household industry, medicine and health, transport andtrade, and military technology. This fully revised Sourcebookcollects more than 1,300 passages from over 200 ancient sources anda diverse range of literary genres, such as the encyclopaedicNatural History of Pliny the Elder, the poetry ofHomer and Hesiod, the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, andLucretius, the agricultural treatises of Varro, Columella, andCato, the military texts of Philo of Byzantium and Aeneas Tacticus,as well as the medical texts of Galen, Celsus, and the HippocraticCorpus. Almost 100 line drawings, indexes of authors and subjects,introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence,notes to explain the specific details, and current bibliographiesare included.This new and revised edition of Greek and RomanTechnology will remain an important and vital resource forstudents of technology in the ancient world, as well as thosestudying the impact of technological change on classicalsociety.