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