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Greek Engineering and Construction

Frederick A. Cooper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 12257 words.

This article provides information on domestic and utilitarian architecture. The organization of this article intentionally follows the section topics typical of a modern engineering and...

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Land Transport, Part 1: Roads and Bridges

Lorenzo Quilici.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 13615 words.

This article concentrates on the roads and bridges of the Italian peninsula. The Via Appia represented the affirmation of a rational design. Its design can be compared to that of modern...

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Land Transport, Part 2: Riding, Harnesses, and Vehicles

Georges Raepsaet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Classical Art and Architecture. 10789 words.

This article attempts to define comprehensively the technical framework and the principle configurations of land transport across the Greco-Roman world. The capacities that animals offer...

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Urban Landscape and Architecture

Robin Osborne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Historical Archaeology. 4619 words.

That the idea of the polis came to stand as a reference point for Hellenic cultural ideals is not, as one might have thought, purely the result of later memory, or memorialization of the...

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