Naked Science (2004– )
7.1/10
11
1 user

Roman Technology Investigated 

This "Roman Tech" episode illustrates a myriad of innovations the Romans developed before us: bikinis, strengthened concrete, sports arenas, central heating, window glass, double-paned ... See full summary »

Director:

Neil Ferguson
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Peter Aicher Peter Aicher ... Himself - Professor of Classical Studies (as Dr. Peter J. Aicher)
Janet DeLaine Janet DeLaine ... Herself - Lecturer in Roman Archaeology (as Dr. Janet DeLaine)
Kate M. Gilliver Kate M. Gilliver ... Herself - Lecturer in Ancient History (as Dr. Kate Gilliver)
Ralph Jackson Ralph Jackson ... Himself - Curator
Ben Jeal Ben Jeal ... Himself - Weapons Reconstruction Expert
Eric Meyers ... Himself - Narrator
Richard David Rosin Richard David Rosin ... Himself - Consultant Surgeon (as Mr. David Rosin)
Edit

Storyline

This "Roman Tech" episode illustrates a myriad of innovations the Romans developed before us: bikinis, strengthened concrete, sports arenas, central heating, window glass, double-paned windows, bathrooms, aqueducts providing clean tap water for a million citizens, sophisticated road systems, multi-story block apartments, surgical instruments, anesthetics and high-tech medical facilities. Written by Christopher Kollerer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Roman technology" with no mention of Ancient Greece
9 February 2015 | by localmowingmanSee all my reviews

This documentary borders on propaganda with its inability to put any "Roman technology" into context and explain how and who actually developed or created the various things all attributed to Rome.

They fail to define what "Roman" even means and encompasses. Mentioning roman medicine or artillery without mentioning Ancient Greece is truly pathetic.

Rome absorbed from the cultures it conquered and used everything useful which was already in place. In general the Roman Empire did things on a grander scale than the cultures before it. That was their main contribution to technology (scale). In general did not invent or "pioneer" technologies.

This documentary creates a false sense of achievement for Rome, which can then be associated with today's economic world leaders - Western Europe. Another case of the victors writing history.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed