Connecting the Empire—Roads and Bridges
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
At its height, the Roman Empire had 75,000 miles of public roads, organized into a system that incorporated way-stations, milestones, triumphal arches, and upward of 1,000 bridges. Investigate how the Romans created this impressive transportation network, parts of which have survived for 2,000 years.