So Roman tech was pretty surprising, but still more surprising is that all that was developed centuries earlier in the Hellenistic period. What’s up with that? Today we explore the development of Hellenistic science, then go deep into that world with a roleplay that will continue in the following episodes. Today we visit Pergamum and Rhodes, discovering all about Hellenistic learning along the way.
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Custom map of Rome by Adam McKithern. Music by Rachel Westhoff. Maps, pics, references and more at www.deadideas.net.
Time/place: The Hellenistic World, 201 BCE
Dead Idea: Ancient Steam Technology
Co-host: Andre Sólo
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