This presentation is based on the construction of a miniature scale Ballista. In addition to creating and demonstrating the Ballista, it also discusses its function, and other aspects of the siege weapon.
The mechanism was retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera in 1901. The structure of the mechanism was the subject of debate among scholars for many years after the initial discovery. Little is known about the maker of the device and there is still disagreement regarding certain pieces of the mechanism. Close study of the fragments allowed many models to be designed.
This presentation discusses various weapons used in the past. It starts with discussions of the belly bow, torsion springs, and catapults that use the spring.
This poster presented information on the Greek Trireme. The Ancient Greek Trireme was a staple ship of Greek naval warfare, and played a key role in the Persian Wars, the creation of the Athenian maritime empire, and the Peloponnesian wars.
Every few years Dr. Rebecca M. Edwards of the Classics department teaches a course discussing Ancient Science. This course is cross listed in 3 different departments as: Classics 3500/5500, Philosophy 3990/5990, and History 4000/6000. This course always culminates with an Ancient Science Fair. During the Spring term of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were unable to have their science fair. In order for the students to be able to present their work, Dr. Edwards asked that their work be shared in a digital format. This collection contains the posters, slideshows, and videos showcasing the projects created by the students.
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