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We are all aware of the great achievements o f Greeks and Romans in art, culture, philosophy, and regrett ably, war, but not so many of us know of their ability to cr eate remarkable machines. This book gives an insight into th eir engineering know-how. '
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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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