This site has been designed to provide basic information on science and technology in ancient Greece and Rome. There are six main sections. If your browser supports frames, the links in the left column should remain visible wherever you go in the site; they are intended to help you navigate between these six sections. If they are not visible, click here.
Who's who gives names, dates, brief biographies and bibliographic references for scientists and technologists in antiquity.
What's what gives a brief explanation of and references for things, such as machines, schools, and buildings, especially those mentioned in The Big Picture.
The Big Picture is a table putting ancient scientists and inventions in their wider historical context. There are columns for military, political, and other (= social, economic, intellectual) history, as well as one each for science and technology.
Specific subjects gives basic information on the different subjects, namely, astronomy (includes astrology), biology, engineering, geography, manufacturing, mathematics, mechanics, medicine, and physics (includes chemistry).
Student papers contains text and photos of some of the practical projects submitted by level 2 students on my technology and engineering module.
Texts and translations has links to other sites where they can be found on-line, in Greek or in English translation. It will also list printed texts and translations by author.
Some pages have yet to be written, some are merely begun, and some links may fail. I apologize for any frustrations this may cause, but I believe that half a loaf is better than none. Please let me know about any dead links you find.