From The Teachings of Silvanus: "Do not be a sausage which is full of useless things."
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Onassis Cultural Center, NYC
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Onassis Cultural Center
Join us for an evening in which we examine a fundamental aspect of life in ancient Greece- technology. Although better known for their myths, philosophy, and military history, the ancient Greeks were also a technology-minded nation. Their religion, mythology, prehistory, and practical traditions, from the archaic and classical periods up to the culmination of the Hellenistic period, are permeated by many technological achievements, such as huge land-reclamation works, very long tunnels, impressive ship building, double-piston pumps, steam-pressure devices, and innovative military technology.
"An Introduction to Ancient Greek Technology"
Theodosios P. Tassios, Professor Emeritus, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
"Hydraulic and Harbor Engineering in Ancient Greece"
John P. Oleson, Distinguished Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
"Ancient Greek Military Technology"
Tracey Elizabeth Rihll, Professor, Department of History and Classics, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Film Projection "Diolkos, 1500 Years"
This film, created with the use of 3D animation, is a unique representation of one of the most important technological innovations of Greek civilization-the Diolkos, an overland route for the transfer of ships across the Isthmus of Corinth to avoid circumnavigation of the Peloponnese peninsula.