Lecture: Ancient Greek Technology

To the ancient Greeks techne embodied the craft and skills required to produce stunning buildings, works of art and great feats of engineering. What survives is often studied for its artistic or architectural qualities. This lecture digs deeper into the archaeology of ancient Greek artisans, architects and engineers and explores the science and technology behind the buildings, infrastructure and objects they produced that are so greatly admired today. The case studies considered range from 6th century BCE plumbing to exquisite painted pottery, and from brightly coloured temples to the lost wax technique used to produce bronze sculptures. Presented by Helen Nicholson.
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