Studies the engineering accomplishments of the Greeks and Romans, surveying pumps, cranes, engines, ships, and transport systems employed for purposes of both peace and war.
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J. G. Landels, now retired, was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University. His work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.Review:
"[Landels] has given a new dimension to our appreciation of Greek and Roman civilization. We are accustomed to appreciate what Greek and Roman artists, writers, and philosophers accomplished. We have not really understood what they achieved as engineers."--"Classical Outlook"
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Descripción Constable, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0094788901