Statue of Leonidas I, Sparta. Leonidas, when viewing the might of the vast Persian army, is quoted saying: “If numbers are what matters, all Greece cannot match a small part of that army, but if courage is what counts, this number is sufficient.”
the Antikythera Mechanism. This was an ancient Greek computer - yes, computer - likely designed by Archimedes himself for predicting the movements of the heavenly bodies. Later refined and miniaturized over the centuries, fragments of a portable 1st century BCE version of the device were found in the Antikythera shipwreck at the dawn of the 20th century, but only properly understood much more recently thanks to advances in X-Ray and computer imaging. The relationships between the thirty...
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Unlike today, where shipbuilding is based on science and where ships are built using computers and sophisticated tools, shipbuilding in ancient Rome was more of an art relying on rules of thumb, inherited techniques and personal experience rather than an engineering science. The Romans were not traditionally sailors but mostly land-based people who learned to build ships from the people that they conquered, namely the Carthaginians, the Greeks and the Egyptians.