1. Technology and culture in Greek and Roman antiquity - S. Cuomo 2007

    Book Recommended

  2. Greek science of the Hellenistic era: a sourcebook - Georgia L. Irby, Paul T. Keyser 2002

    Book Recommended

  3. An environmental history of ancient Greece and Rome - Lukas Thommen, Philip Hill 2012 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  4. Week 2: Basic Machines 4 items
    1. Greek and Roman technology: a sourcebook : annotated translations of Greek and Latin texts and documents - John William Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, Andrew N. Sherwood 1998

      Book Required Read chap. 2.30-40 (pp.46-56), 10.77 (p.461 Vitruvius, 10.2.10). Read also the introductory material on pp. xvii-xxii

    2. Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era - Georgia L Irby-Massie, Paul T Keyser 2002

      Book Required Read pp. 168-171: Heron, Mechanica 1-3 (Note this book has useful introductions to the ancient authors at the beginning of the section of quotes from that author.)

    3. Mechanics and Natural Philosophy Before the Scientific Revolution 2008

      Book Recommended Read pp. 195-222: The Enigma of the Inclined Plane from Heron to Galileo.

  5. Week 3: Ceramic Technologies Focus: ceramic production (throwing, mould making etc.) and decoration (Black Figure; Red Figure; African Red Ware, applique etc.) 24 items
    1. Greek and Roman technology: a sourcebook : annotated translations of Greek and Latin texts and documents - John William Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, Andrew N. Sherwood 1998

      Book Required Read chap. 9.74-5, 77-8, 80 (pp.351 -4).

    2. An introduction to the study of terra sigillata: treated from a chronological standpoint - Felix Oswald, Thomas Davies Pryce 2015

      Book Required

    3. Little-Master Cups - J. D. Beazley 1932

      Article Required

    4. Athenian black figure vases: a handbook - John Boardman 1974

      Book Required

    5. Roman pottery - Robert J. Charleston 1955

      Book Required

    6. Illuminating the Past: Exploring the Function of Ancient Lamps - Ameera Elrasheedy, Daniel Schindler 03/2015

      Article Required

    7. Late Roman pottery - John W. Hayes 1972

      Book Required

    8. Handbook of Mediterranean Roman pottery - John W. Hayes ©1997

      Book Required

    9. A Note on Owl Skyphoi - Franklin P. Johnson 04/1955

      Article Required

    10. Greek burial customs - Donna Carol Kurtz, John Boardman 1971

      Book Required

    11. Ceramic Technologies cont. 5 items
      1. Athenian vase construction: a potter's analysis - Toby Schreiber, J. Paul Getty Museum 1999

        Book Required

      2. Roman crafts - Donald Emrys Strong, David Brown 1980

        Book Required

  6. Week 4: Ancient Glass Technologies Focus: glass production techniques over time: core formed, blown, mould blown, millefiori etc. 26 items
    1. Roman glass: reflections on cultural change - Stuart J. Fleming c1999

      Book Required

    2. Glass of the Roman world - J. Bayley, Ian Freestone, Caroline M. Jackson 2015, ©2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 6: Composition, Technology and Production of Coloured Glasses from Roman Mosaic Vessels

    3. Ancient glass - R. A. Grossmann 2002

      Book Required

    4. Ancient Glass Technologies cont. 7 items
      1. Catalogue of Greek and Roman glass in the British Museum. Vol 1. Core- and rod-formed vessels and pendants and Mycenaean cast objects - Donald B. Harden, Veronica A. Tatton-Brown, British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities 1981

        Book Required

      2. Ancient glass - Julian Henderson 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

      3. Ancient Glass - Kurt T. Luckner 1994

        Article Required

      4. Roman crafts - Donald Emrys Strong, David Brown 1980

        Book Required

      5. Natural history - Pliny, H. Rackham 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

    5. Glass of the Roman Empire - David Whitehouse, Corning Museum of Glass ©1988

      Book Recommended

    6. Ancient Glass - Julian Henderson 2012

      Book Recommended

    7. Roman Glassblowing in a Cultural Context - E. Marianne Stern 07/1999

      Article Recommended

    8. Archaeology, history and science: integrating approaches to ancient materials - Marcos Martinón-Torres, Thilo Rehren 2016

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 4 : Pliny on Roman Glassmaking

    9. Recent Advances in the Scientific Research on Ancient Glass and Glaze - Fuxi Gan, Qinghui Li, Julian Henderson 04/2016

      Book Recommended Read chapter 3: Travels of Glass Vessels along the Maritime Silk Road

    10. Roman mold-blown glass: the first through sixth centuries - E. Marianne Stern, Toledo Museum of Art ©1995

      Book Recommended

    11. Ancient glass in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Axel von Saldern 1968

      Book Recommended

    12. Ancient glass: the Bomford Collection of pre-Roman & Roman glass on loan to the City of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery - Nicholas Thomas, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery 1976

      Book Recommended

    13. Pre-Roman and early Roman glass in the Corning Museum of Glass - Sidney M. Goldstein, Corning Museum of Glass 1979

      Book Recommended

    14. Roman and pre-Roman glass in the Royal Ontario Museum: a catalogue - John W. Hayes, Royal Ontario Museum 1975

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 5: Building Technologies: Focus: construction (hypocausts; roof tiles) and decoration (stucco; plaster; mosaics) 34 items
    1. Greek and Roman technology: a sourcebook : annotated translations of Greek and Latin texts and documents - John William Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, Andrew N. Sherwood 1998

      Book Required Read chap. 7.8-9 (p.226-7), 7.12-14 (pp.229-31). 7.52-58 (p.255-8).

    2. EX FIGLINIS: The Network Dynamics of the Tiber Valley Brick Industry in the Hinterland of Rome - Shawn Graham 2018

      Book Required The most important parts to read are: p. 10 - 20 (Sections 2.1 - 2.3.2 Tiber as Infrastructure [not 2.3.2 The Ottawa Valley Timber Industry]) of Chapter 2.

    3. A Companion to Roman Architecture 28/10/2013

      Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Columns and Concrete: Architecture from Nero to Hadrian

    4. Assessment of material characteristics of ancient concretes, Grande Aula, Markets of Trajan, Rome - Marie D. Jackson, John M. Logan, Barry E. Scheetz, Daniel M. Deocampo 11/2009

      Article Recommended

    5. Hypocausts 5 items
      1. On Architecture - Vitruvius, Frank Granger 1931

        Book Required

    6. Building Technologies cont: Roofs/Roof tiles 8 items
      1. Roman Inscriptions of Britain

        Webpage Required Search by Number: RIB1443, RIB 1569, RIB 2012

    7. Decoration 8 items
      1. Mosaics of the Greek and Roman world - Katherine M. D. Dunbabin 1999

        Book Required

      2. A companion to Roman Architecture - Roger Bradley Ulrich, Caroline K. Quenemoen 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read Lancaster, L.C and Ulrich, R.B. pages 157-192: Materials and Techniques

      3. Roman crafts - Donald Emrys Strong, David Brown 1976

        Book Required

      4. Roman builders: a study in architectural process - Rabun M. Taylor 2003

        Book Required

      5. Natural history - Pliny, H. Rackham 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

      6. On Architecture - Vitruvius, Frank Granger 1931

        Book Required

  8. Week 6: Metal Working Technologies Focus: Bronze; Iron. 30 items
    1. Greek and Roman technology: a sourcebook : annotated translations of Greek and Latin texts and documents - John William Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, Andrew N. Sherwood 1998

      Book Required Read chap. 6.20-39 (p.218-227), 9.1-2 (p.311-2), 9.4 (p.313), 9.8-9 (p.334-5), 13.19 (Pliny passage only, p.593-4).

    2. Metal Working Technologies cont. 13 items
      1. Ancient and Romano-British brooches - Richard Hattatt 1982

        Book Required

      2. Greek and Roman jewellery - Reynold Higgins c1980

        Book Required

      3. The metallurgy of Roman medical instruments - Katherine E Jakielski, Michael R Notis 10/2000

        Article Required

      4. The Oxford handbook of Roman sculpture - Melanie Grunow Sobocinski, Elise A. Friedland, Elaine K. Gazda 2015

        Book Required Read Mattusch, C.C. pages 139-154: Bronzes

      5. Master bronzes from the classical world - David Gordon Mitten, Suzannah F. Doeringer, Fogg Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1967

        Book Required

      6. Ancient mining - R. Shepherd c1993

        Book Required

      7. Roman dress accessories - Ellen Swift 2003

        Book Required

      8. Greek and Roman sculpture in gold and silver - Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1974

        Book Required

    3. Artifacts: an introduction to early materials and technology - Henry Woolmington MacKenzie Hodges 1989

      Book Recommended Read chapters on copper, and copper alloys, iron and steel. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    4. The science and archaeology of materials: an investigation of inorganic materials - Julian Henderson 2000

      Book Recommended

    5. Technology and society in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds - T. E. Rihll 2013

      Book Recommended Read chapters on Mining and metallurgy -- Iron production -- Metallurgical procedures and processes. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    6. Science and Technology in Homeric Epics 2009

      Book Recommended Read pp. 103-111: Iron in the Homeric Epics & Homer, a Sensible Ecologist; and, pp. 113-131: Early Bronze Technology at Land's End, North Western Iberia

    7. A glimpse into the Roman finances of the Second Punic War through silver isotopes - F. Albarède, J. Blichert-Toft, M. Rivoal, P. Telouk 2016

      Article Recommended

    8. Analysis of Roman Bronze Finger Rings from Aquincum - Annamária R. Facsády, Anett Verebes 24/07/2009

      Article Recommended

  9. Week 7: Military Technologies: Focus: arms and armour in different contexts and cultures (Greek/Roman; military/quasi-military (gladiators etc)) 20 items
    1. Greek and Roman technology: a sourcebook : annotated translations of Greek and Latin texts and documents - John William Humphrey, John Peter Oleson, Andrew N. Sherwood 1998

      Book Required Read chap. 12.1-7 (p.541-9), 12.11 (p.552-), 12.13 (p.556), 12.15 (p. 557-8), 12.25-33 (p.566-575), 13.18-19 (p.592-4).

    2. Roman arms and armour 8 items
      1. A Helmeted Ionian - William R. Biers 1985

        Article Required

      2. How to Arm A Roman Soldier - J. C. N. Coulston 1998

        Article Required

      3. Spectacles of death in ancient Rome - Donald G. Kyle 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

      4. The world of the gladiator - Susanna Shadrake 2005

        Book Required

      5. The Roman army: a social and institutional history - Pat Southern c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

    3. Military Technologies cont: Greek arms and Armour 4 items
      1. Greek archaeology: a thematic approach - C. Mee 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

      2. Men of bronze: hoplite warfare in ancient Greece - Donald Kagan, Gregory Viggiano c2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read pages 157-175: Large Weapons, Small Greeks: The Practical Limitations of Hoplite Weapons and equipment

    4. The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World 09/01/2013

      Book Recommended Read Campbell, D.B. "Arming the Romans for Battle"

    5. Roman Imperial Armour - D. Sim, J. Kaminski 30/11/2011

      Book Recommended

    6. Science and Technology in Homeric Epics 2009

      Book Recommended Read pp. 167-179: From Homer to Hoplite: Scientific Investigations of Greek Copper Alloy Helmets; pp. 181-203: Defensive Weapons in Homer; and, pp. 205-220: How the Greeks Got Ahead: Technological Aspects of Manufacture of a Corinthian Type Hoplite Bronze Helmet from Olympia

    7. Technology and culture in Greek and Roman antiquity - S. Cuomo 2007

      Book Recommended Read chapter 2: The Hellenistic military revolution. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    8. Engineering in the ancient world - John G. Landels 2000

      Book Recommended Read chapter 5: Catapaults

  10. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.