COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Greek and Roman Technology

Hurry - Only 2 left in stock!

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

    1. Society and Technology in Antiquity
    2. Literary Sources for Ancient Technology
    3. Archaeology as a Source for the History of Technology
    4. Ancient Weights, Measures, and Coinage
1 The Rise of Humans and Human Technology 2 Sources of Energy and Basic Mechanical Devices
    1. Sources of Energy and Prime Movers
    2. Basic Machines
    3. Mechanical Gadgets
3 Agriculture 4 Food Processing 5 Mining and Quarrying
    1. Mining
    2. Quarrying
6 Metallurgy 7 Sculpture 8 Construction Engineering 9 Hydraulic Engineering 10 Household Crafts, Health and Well-Being, and Workshop Production
    1. Metal-Working
    2. Wood-Working
    3. Textiles and Leather
    4. Ceramics and Glass
    5. Applied Chemistry
    6. Health and Well-Being
    7. Large-Scale, Organized Production
11 Transport and Trade
    1. Land Transport
    2. Navigation
    3. Standards of Trade
12 Record-Keeping
    1. Time-Keeping
    2. Writing and Literacy
13 Military Technology 14 Attitudes towards Labour, Innovation, and Technology Indexes
    1. Index of Passages Translated
    2. Subject Index

About the Author

Andrew N. Sherwood is associate professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph, Canada. Milorad Nikolic is associate professor in the Department of Classics at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada. John W. Humphrey is retired from the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary, Canada. John P. Oleson is retired from the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada.


"'Greek and Roman Technology' is one of my favourite sourcebooks, as it covers so much material and has reliable, clear translations. As the authors rightly point out, there have been several advances in the field in recent years, and a new edition is welcome. The addition of line drawings and the new section on technologies of the life cycle (not called like this by the authors, but that is how I think of that chapter) are particularly welcome." - Laurence Totelin, Cardiff University

"In my opinion, this manuscript should be most definitely updated and revised! Our understanding of ancient technology is best obtained from the testimony of those who lived with and experienced it first-hand. Therefore listening to the ancient voices express their opinions, reactions, descriptions, and musings regarding their own technology is extremely important to the modern student and scholar. The proposed expanded commentary, bibliographical citations, additional line drawings, new units, and incorporation of newly acquired data since the earlier addition will make this a valuable resource for study of ancient technology." - Jill Baker, Cardiff University "I have thought since the first edition of this book that the authors deserve high praise for compiling such a useful compendium... The second edition of the book deserves as much gratitude; it has more illustrations, more texts, and an updated bibliography. This book is thoughtful, useful, and compiled with skill." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook of Translated Greek and Roman Texts (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top