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East Greenwich High School Library: Latin Research
A list of clubs who have websites at East Greenwich High School.
Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images.
This PBS Nova site is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, in which an international crew of archeologists, engineers, and historians designs, builds, and tests a functioning Roman bath in the Turkish countryside. At this site you can wander through the frigidarium, tepidarium, caldarium, and other vrooms in an online reconstruction of the famous Baths of Caracalla. In Construct an Aqueduct you are “hired” as Chief Water Engineer by the Roman Emperor to build an aqueduct that will supply a Roman city.
DIR is an on-line encyclopedia of the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453) and consists of an index of all the emperors , a number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, family trees of important imperial dynasties, an index of significant battles in the empire’s history, a number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and maps of the empire at different times.
The University of Virginia Historical Collections and Services offers an interesting and insightful presentation on ancient medicine. The site goes “From Homer to Vesilius” though an extended series of essays illustrated via some excellent photos.
Early Civilizations focuses on the story of the ancient people and their approach to medicine. Chapters include: Paleopathology: the Study of Disease in Prehistoric Times; What the Mummies Reveal; Indian Influence on Medicine; The Origins of Chinese Medicine; The Ancient Greeks and What They Learned; Hippocrates and the Importance of Medical Observation and Documentation Galen: the Physician Whose Theories Dominated Medicine for 1,500 Years; Medical Progress During the Roman Empire.
Did you know . . . Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about medicine. The ancient Indians performed plastic surgery. The ancient Romans operated on people's eyes. People in many ancient cultures wrote medical textbooks. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient doctors use? Which of their remedies worked and which ones didn't? And how did ancient medicine set the stage for our own modern medical technology? Learn more in Ancient Medical Technology.
Did you know . . . Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned to make more complicated machines. People in the ancient Middle East devised wheels and pulleys. The ancient Chinese created wheelbarrows and bellows. The ancient Greeks built big war machines. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient craftspeople use? Which methods worked and which didn't? And how did ancient machines set the stage for our own modern machines? Learn more in Ancient Machine Technology.
Did you know . . . Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about transportation. The ancient Indians trained elephants and horses for travel. The ancient Chinese developed the first compasses. The ancient Greeks built massive battleships. So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did maps of the world improve over time? And how did ancient transportation set the stage for our own modern transportation technology? Learn more in Ancient Transportation Technology.
Did you know . . . People in the ancient Middle East made clay roofing tiles. The ancient Egyptians moved thousands of stones into place to build giant pyramids. The ancient Chinese built a wall across northern China. The ancient Romans created massive arched roofs, long bridges, strong roads, and systems for moving water. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient builders use? Which of their buildings and monuments are still standing? And how did ancient construction set the stage for our own modern building technology?
The magnificent heritage of the Romans-from temples, theaters, and aqueducts to laws, myths, and gods-is waiting for readers. This book celebrates the many great achievements of the Romans-not only the wealth of superb architecture, myths, and literature they bequeathed to us, but also their long-lasting impact on Western civilization through their development of government and law.
Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature.
How Did the Nile River Make Egyptian Civilization Possible? How Did an Agrarian Society Build One of the World's Most Enduring Structures? How Did Religious Beliefs Shape Egyptian Views of Life and Death? How Did Cleopatra Contribute to Ancient Egypt's Final Fall?