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From Temple to Basilica—Timber Roof Systems

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

From Temple to Basilica—Timber Roof Systems

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.

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