The theory proposed is that, from the fifth to the first centuries B. C., methods of and devices for marking time intervals were of growing importance to them.
New explorations have revealed how the Antikythera mechanism modeled lunar motion and predicted eclipses, among other sophisticated tricks.
This level of almost microscopic detail suggests that the die cutters would have either been suffering from extreme myopia or have access to magnifying lenses.
The getting of water and its domestic, commercial and industrial use were daily activities for many of the inhabitants of Pompeii.
The history of the Aqueduct during Antiquity is intimately linked to the history of the city of Carthago, under the Roman then the Byzantine occupation
One notes here that Pliny does not actually explain why Nero should have preferred to watch the games in this way. The temptation is to assume that he must have been suffering from some sort of eye-condition, whether temporary or permanent, which he thought that he could relieve in this way, not least because the colour green was believed to be soothing to the eyes.
The ways that technology, religion, mythology and seafaring overlap one another in antiquity.
The water consumption of Rome couldn
The ancient Greeks offer an example of how changes to organization, and novel use of resources can lead to victory without advanced weapons and technology.