Engineering in the Roman World

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Early civilizations were the founders of many skills we use today to make our life easier than what it was in the past. The civilizations found everything from arts, literature, architecture, mathematics and craftsmanship with metal, wood, and stone. The Chinese, Egyptians, and Greeks made amazing achievements by discovering the basics of mathematics and science, and were clean, well defended, had good water supply, and were well connected with roads to other parts of their empire or kingdom. Chinese people were the ones who were using clocks at a very early date and in approximately the year 200 B.C. a Greek who lived in Egypt named Hiero of Alexandria designed a working steam turbine. Although, many of these civilizations were responsible for great creations involving science and mathematics, none of them were near as skilled as the Romans civilization when it came to engineering and building. The Romans were mainly known of their awesome work with architecture and civil engineering, no great names in science or mathematics were ever discovered from across their time. The skill the Roman engineers had were not passed by anyone until one reaches modern times. Just imagine how smart you had to be in order to build objects without manufacture parts to standard dimensions. Also imagine not having enormous factories that make the mass production of objects that are much needed for the construction of many structures. The Roman Empire was very strict with their soldiers, in order for soldiers to advance in ranks they had to have some knowledge of engineering. I believe that they have the right to call themselves brilliant hard working people. When the Roman Empire captured new territory with their unstoppable army, engineers set ou... ... middle of paper ... ... Romans put a great deal of love and creativity into engineering. Roman engineering led to the building of some incredible engineering ideas that have been used in the Western world to this day. The ideas helped create roads, baths, theatres, etc. Roman engineering set the principles in making the lifestyle of people much easier. Works Cited "Roman Engineers: "We Can Build It Better!"." Jay's Roman History, Coins and Technology Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. "WaterHistory.org." WaterHistory.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. "Roman Engineering."The Influence of Roman Engineering and Architecture." School of Architecture | School of Architecture - McGill University. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. "Roman Architecture and Engineering — History.com Photo Galleries." History.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. " History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013.

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