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Lecture 20

CLAS 1140 Lecture 20: Roman Inventions- April172017
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Department
Classics
Course
CLAS 1140
Professor
Andrew Cain
Semester
Spring

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April 17, 2017 Engineering * Concrete * Roads * Aqueducts Art * Glass (vitrum) * Mosaics Medical * Dental * Surgical Codex Concrete- lasts under water and lasts for over 2,000 years, quite unlike our modern day concrete Roads- 53K+ miles of paved roads Purposes: troop transport --> merchants --> new settlers 1st road: Via Appia (312 BC); 132 miles from Rome to Capua Aqueducts- Arches: The "keystone" Glass- Mosaics- Click here for a short video on how tesserae (mosaic t
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