Roman Technology

Students recreate the products and processes
of ancient Roman daily life through experimental archaeology and hands-on STEM labs.

Curriculum with Text Lists

Roman Technology can be taught as a stand-alone elective class, or in bits and pieces as needed to enhance your Latin curriculum. The texts listed can be read in either Latin or English depending on the needs of your students.

How We Know about the Classical World - archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, architecture, Victims of Vesuvius

Hydraulics - aqueducts, water wheels, water screws, hypocausts.

Construction - arches, concrete.

Mosaics - design, materials, stone cutting, hardie and hammer.

Sundials - analemmatic, Augustus' horologium.

Warfare - shields, catapults, gastraphetes, catapults.

Cosmetics - hair styling, makeup, facial masks.

Kilns and Ovens - grain grinding, charcoal box ovens, bread baking, wine seasonings, clay votives.

Household Crafts - spinning, weaving, looms, leather working, bullae.

Record Keeping - papyrus, pens, squid ink, wax tablets, abacus, finger counting.

Games - rota, tali, dice games, dice towers.

Houses - toilets, impluvium, recycling.

Music (in development)

Medicine (in development)

Shoe-making (in development)