The Technology of Ancient Rome

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Many of Rome's advances in technology were due to the mighty Roman army. Engineers for the army built roads, bridges, and aqueducts. Doctors kept the troops healthy with medicine, and generals planned battles and sieges. Readers will learn how few civilizations before or since have influenced the known world as did the Roman Empire. Supports history-social science content standards mandating student understanding of the origins and influence of agricultural, technological, and commercial developments in key ancient civilizations. Broadens student understanding of the relationship among science, technology, and society by highlighting how major scientific and mathematical discoveries and technological innovations have affected societies throughout history.
  

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Charles W. Maynard is an ordained United Methodist minister who works with the Camp and Retreat Ministry of the Holston Conference in east Tennessee and in southwestern Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Emory and Henry College and a master of divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The first executive director of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charles has written 20 children's books as well as national park guidebooks, including Time Well Spent, a family hiking guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that he wrote with Hal Hubbs and David Morris. He and his wife, Janice, have two daughters, Caroline and Anna, and two granddaughters, Anastasia and Ainsley.

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