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Encyclopedia > Ancient Greek technology

Ancient Greek technology is a set of artifacts and customs that lasted for more than one thousand years. The Romans took a lot of Greek ideas and improved on them. Greek technology had a profound impact both on Western and Muslim civilization. Notable Greek technological inventions include cranes, screws, gears, organs, odometer, dial and pointer devices, wheelbarrows, diving bells, parchment, crossbows, torsion catapults, rutways, showers, roof tiles, breakwaters, the MULTI.cannon and many more innovations. Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ... Tower crane An old crane with incline of pivoted boom controlled by means of chains, sprockets and gears. ... Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. ... Spur gears found on a piece of farm equipment A gear wheel is a wheel with teeth around its circumference, the purpose of the teeth being to mesh with similar teeth on another mechanical device -- possibly another gear wheel -- so that force can be transmitted between the two devices in... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany // The pipe organ (Greek ὄργανον, órganon) is a musical instrument that produces sound by admitting pressurized air through a series of pipes. ... A modern non-digital odometer A Smiths speedometer from the 1920s showing odometer and trip meter An odometer is a device used for indicating distance traveled by an automobile or other vehicle. ... A common wheelbarrow Older wheelbarrow Wheelbarrows on the Belomorkanal A wheelbarrow is a small one-wheeled, hand-propelled vehicle, designed to be pushed and guided by a single person using two handles to the rear. ... Diving bell A diving bell is a cable-suspended watertight chamber, open at the bottom, that is lowered underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a small number of divers. ... German parchmenter, 1568 Parchment is a material for the pages of a book or codex, made from fine calf skin, sheep skin or goat skin. ... A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles. ... Replica catapult at Château des Baux, France For the handheld Y-shaped weapon, see slingshot. ... Boris Ignatovich, The shower, ca. ... Mission, or barrel, roof tiles A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, porcelain, metal or even glass. ... Breakwater has several meanings, including: a structure for protecting a beach or harbour a 1988 album named Breakwater by Lennie Gallant. ... A small cannon on a carriage, Bucharest. ...


Greek technicians were pioneers in three of the first four means of non-human propulsion known prior to the Industrial Revolution: watermills, windwheels, and steam engines, although only water power became extensively used in ancient Greece. Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing). ... A Dutch windmill surrounded by tulips Spanish windmills at La Mancha Original seventeenth century wooden windmill, Gettlinge, Oland, Sweden. ... // The term steam engine may also refer to an entire railroad steam locomotive. ...


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Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum - NOESIS Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum - NOESIS, aerial view Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum - NOESIS is located at the outscirts of Thessaloniki, Greece, in a new complex that occupies a surface area of 14. ...


External links

  • Michael Lahanas: Ancient Greek Science & Technology


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