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The Resource Understanding Greek and Roman technology : from catapult to the Pantheon, Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company

Understanding Greek and Roman technology : from catapult to the Pantheon, Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company

Label
Understanding Greek and Roman technology : from catapult to the Pantheon
Title
Understanding Greek and Roman technology
Title remainder
from catapult to the Pantheon
Statement of responsibility
Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company
Title variation
From catapult to the Pantheon
Creator
Contributor
Teacher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An introduction to basic engineering principles and the science behind them. The course gives a new perspective on one of the most productive periods in the history of civilization. In case after case, you will find that engineering solutions reached during this era would not be surpassed for another thousand years or more
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Cataloging source
AAA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ressler, Stephen J
Dewey number
609.38
LC call number
T16
LC item number
.R47 2014x
PerformerNote
Presenter, Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point
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Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses: Science & mathematics
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  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Science, Ancient
  • Discoveries in science
  • Civilization
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science, Ancient
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding Greek and Roman technology : from catapult to the Pantheon, Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Course No. 1132"--Container
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 224 pages ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: technology in the classical world -- The substance of technology: materials -- From quarry to temple: building in stone -- Stone masonry perfected: the Greek temple -- From temple to basilica: timber roof systems -- Construction revolution: arches and concrete -- disc 2: Construction in transition: the Colosseum -- The genesis of a new imperial architecture -- The most celebrated edifice: the Pantheon -- Cities by design: the rise of urban planning -- Connecting the empire: roads and bridges -- From source to city: water supply systems -- disc 3: Engineering a Roman aqueduct -- Go with the flow: urban water distribution -- Paradigm and paragon: imperial Roman baths -- Harnessing animal power: land transportation -- Leveraging human power: construction cranes -- Lifting water with human power -- disc 4: Milling grain with water power -- Machines at war: siege towers and rams -- Machines at war: evolution of the catapult -- Machines at sea: ancient ships -- Reconstructing the Greek Trireme -- Modern legacy of ancient technology
Control code
1485952
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629970318
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1132
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o865748415
  • (OCoLC)865748415
System details
DVD
Label
Understanding Greek and Roman technology : from catapult to the Pantheon, Professor Stephen Ressler ; the Teaching Company
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Course No. 1132"--Container
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 224 pages ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Course guidebook includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: technology in the classical world -- The substance of technology: materials -- From quarry to temple: building in stone -- Stone masonry perfected: the Greek temple -- From temple to basilica: timber roof systems -- Construction revolution: arches and concrete -- disc 2: Construction in transition: the Colosseum -- The genesis of a new imperial architecture -- The most celebrated edifice: the Pantheon -- Cities by design: the rise of urban planning -- Connecting the empire: roads and bridges -- From source to city: water supply systems -- disc 3: Engineering a Roman aqueduct -- Go with the flow: urban water distribution -- Paradigm and paragon: imperial Roman baths -- Harnessing animal power: land transportation -- Leveraging human power: construction cranes -- Lifting water with human power -- disc 4: Milling grain with water power -- Machines at war: siege towers and rams -- Machines at war: evolution of the catapult -- Machines at sea: ancient ships -- Reconstructing the Greek Trireme -- Modern legacy of ancient technology
Control code
1485952
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629970318
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1132
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o865748415
  • (OCoLC)865748415
System details
DVD

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