Energy and Machinery

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Greek and Roman Studies
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GRST 321
John William Humphrey

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Energy and Machinery Sources of Energy • Animals ◦ More energy and strength than humans. • Humans ◦ More precise, intelligent. • Water ◦ Less common due to the lack of year-round rivers in the Mediterranean. • Wind ◦ Depicted by Hero's Windmill. ◦ Not really used until medieval era, no real implementation before 10th century. • Heat (Fuels) ◦ Brushwood, dried animal dung ◦ Heating houses, firing pottery, etc ◦ Knew about and used coal, but not very often ▪ Not great coal in mediterranean
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