CLCV 2305 V - Ancient Science and Technology

Full credit course
The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

The development and application of ancient science and technology in the fields of ancient engineering, machinery, metallurgy, transport, building, agriculture and Hippocratic medicine; the social position of craftsmen and artisans, the attitude of intellectuals to science and manual labour, the effects of slavery. This course is suitable for students with no previous knowledge of Greece or Rome. Also listed as TSES 2305. Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the Department.

CRN for section V: 35255 (Fall term)
CRN for section V: 15109 (Winter term)

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 35256 (Fall)
CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 15110 (Winter)

In-class lecture time & location:
Fall: Tuesdays, 5:35pm to 7:25pm, C264 LA
Winter: Tuesdays, 5:35pm to 7:25pm, 103 SC

Instructor: George Harrison

George Harrison

About the instructor: Ancient Science and Technology is not just about antiquity. It speaks directly to and potentially suggests solutions to contemporary issues, such as producing, storing, and transporting food, population crisis, climate change, reproductive rights, deforestation, and intergovernmental diplomacy, among many others.

I have contributed 'white papers' to International Congresses of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food, an umbrella organization of UNESCO, and so I am very aware that sometimes when grappling with current issues, it can be productive to pull back and examine them through the safe lens of antiquity.

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