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Harnessing Animal Power—Land Transportation

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

Harnessing Animal Power—Land Transportation

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Begin a sequence of eight lectures on machines in the ancient world. After an introduction to the simple machines described by the Greeks, focus on land transport employing the wheel and axle. Discover that wagon technology reached a high level of sophistication in the Roman Empire.

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