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Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

Expand your knowledge of Greek and Roman civilization with this in-depth study of their innovative technologies and feats of engineering.

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a********m
August 17, 2017
Phenomenal course by a very engaging, extremely well-prepared professor. He also goes through great lengths to make scale models and computer simulations. (It is mentioned that most were created by him: VERY impressive!) Other than mis-pronouncing Italian words (I'm originally Italian, and I find that jarring, lol), he is phenomenal. We tend to think of "technology race" as a modern phenomenon, but it becomes apparent after taking this class that such a race - albeit at a slower pace - was an important part of the ancient world. It's also fascinating to discover why some architectural structures (such as Greek temples) had their distinctive looks: it's not just because of varying aesthetic sensibilities, but also because of the engineering reality of the construction techniques available to them! Very accessible materials, whether or not you have any background in science/engineering/architecture. I was sad when the course came to an end - and I'm definitely planning to take more courses by this talented, enthusiastic professor...

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July 28, 2017

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July 23, 2017

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