Roman Paper

April Gudgell
The importance of roman technology and engineering
HIS 103 World Civilizations I
Instructor: Kathleen Scarpena

The Importance Of Roman Technology And Engineering

I have found some very interesting information that I would like to share with you through this
paper, I am looking forward to seeing all the facts and research in the same place. Though I
would have to conclude I do not think I would like to have to live like the romans did, I find that I
like our technology and engineering much more acceptable for my lifestyle.

Roman technology is the engineering practice which supported Roman civilization and made the
expansion of Roman commerce and Roman military possible over nearly a thousand years, if the
Byzantine Empire is included.

The Roman Empire had one of the most advanced set of technologies of its time, some of which
was lost during the turbulent eras of Late Antiquity and the early middle Ages. Gradually, some of the
technological feats of the Romans were rediscovered and/or improved upon, while others went ahead
of what the Romans had done during the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era. Several
Roman technological feats in different areas like civil engineering, construction materials, transport
technology, and some inventions such as the mechanical reaper, were surprising achievements until the
19th century, and some, such as the arch, have remained untouched to this day.[citation needed] The
Romans achieved high levels of technology in large part because they borrowed heavily from and
absorbed the culture of the established Hellenized people of the Mediterranean basin.

Roman science and engineering is very sophisticated, even though the empire fell a long time
ago. During the Roman Age, science, technology, and architecture flourished from 900 B.C to
500 A.D.

The Romans never considered science to be really important subject. Only a few scientific
discoveries were found in...