What's What

This page is under development. All entries will have links in due course.

A

Academy

Ancient wisdom

Antikythera Mechanism  

Aqueducts

Arch

Architectural models

Archives

Artificial lake

Artillery and war machines

Automatic theatre

B

Bakeries, mills and dough machines

Barbegal

Baths

Bridges

Burning mirrors

C

Caesarian section

Calendars

Canals

Cautery

Census

Chain mail

Cloaca Maxima

Clocks

Coinage

Companion planting

Concrete

Cosmetics

Cranes

D

Dams

Deep currents

Deforestation

Delphic maxims

Dome

Draining the Fucine Lake

Dry dock

Dyes

E

Earthquakes

Ephialtes’ reforms

Eupalinos' tunnel

Experiments

F

Folding doors

Food: famine

Food: out-of-season

Forma Urbis Romae

Forum

Fulling

Furnace

G

Garden (The Garden, philosophical school)

Glass

H

Helike

Hodometer

Hopper rubbers

How the barbarians got their modern reputation

K

Kilns and furnaces

L

Laurion silver mines

Lenses

Libraries

Longevity

Look-alikes

Lost plays about artisans

Lyceum

M

Machinery

Maps

Measures

Mines

Mirrors

Museum

Musical instruments: see a Belgian site (in English) here. The author of the pages is not named but it is an academic site. The page on the organ is particularly well illustrated and in general the level of detail is good.

Mutilation of the Herms

N

Nearchos’ voyage

O

Occupations

Other schools

P

Parapegmata: see Calendars

Pedestrian zones

Perspective

Pharos: see Seven Wonders

Pigments

Pitons

Plagiarism

Plague

Portraits

Pozzolana

Prices

Profanation of the Mysteries

Prosthetics

Punctuation

R

Roads

Roman fire brigade

Rope ladder

Rubicon

S

Schools

Semaphore

Seven wonders

Ships

Shorthand

Showers

Siege of Syrakuse

Siege of Tyre

Siege machines: see Artillery and war machines

Sign language

Silver mining

Sliding doors

Snow shoes

Sponge painting

Steam engine

Stoa (The Stoa, philosophical school)

Submarine warfare

Sundials: see Calendars

Swimming aids

Syrakosia (Hieron's huge merchant ship)

T

Taps

Temples

Tetrapharmakos (the 'four-fold drug')

Textiles

Theatres

Tools

Tower of the Winds

Travel

Trial of the Generals

Tsunamis

W

Wars

Water-lifting devices

Water organ

Women

X

Y

Z

Zoo

 

Home

T E Rihll  

This page created 14 August 2000
Last modified: 19 August 2009