From Temple to Basilica—Timber Roof Systems
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
No wooden roof of a Greek temple has survived from antiquity, yet we can surmise a great deal about how these impressive structures were engineered. Trace how Greek and later Roman architects covered large interior spaces with increasingly sophisticated timber roof systems.