Ancient Science and Technology

CLST 364

Development of scientific thought and technological innovation in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. Topics might include the rise of scientific thought, as against myth; impact of scientific and technological developments on Greek and Roman society and culture; history of medicine; history of mathematics; military technology.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Greece, Italy, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France, Morocco, Libya, Germany, Spain
Explore these religions: 
Christianity, Paganism
Relevance to other majors: 
This interdisciplinary course invites contributions from all majors as we learn how the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians understood technology and the natural world.
364
Faculty: 

Kyle Jazwa, kyle.jazwa@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
HISTORY 236
Areas of Knowledge: 
CZ
Modes of Inquiry: 
STS
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
Yes