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December 4, 2014

To: Kenneth Derucher, Department of Civil Engineering, CSUC

From: Kyle Rice, Samantha Poling, Matt , Bobby
Subject: History of Civil Engineering: Rome

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importance to the audience.

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Engineering in the Roman Empire

Samantha Poling
Kyle Rice

December 4, 2014

From: Team 20 Inc.

For: Department of Civil Engineering, CSUC

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of our paper

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Introduction! (Purpose, scope, any context necessary to
understand the report)

Civil engineering has come a long way very quickly over the last couple
hundred years with the discovery and manipulation of electricity and
magnetism, the Industrial Revolution, automobiles and global
communications. All of us would have trouble understanding what life was
like before such advancements like engines and electronics. The Roman
Empire is a great example of an advanced society in the time before the dark
ages; they brought together and made advancements of many kinds in civil
engineering including the aqueducts, advancements in roadway design, the
harnessing of water power, and great bridges and structures of which many
are still standing today. Although much of this technology and knowledge
came from the Greeks before them, the Romans are generally accredited
with these inventions. These concepts, advancements, and improvements
have very much influenced the development of much of modern civic
They also used many applications of science in engineering their military
practices, such as building castras, or small forts, on the battlefield,
constructing walls for military tactics, and construction of roads. In fact,
military legionaries carried a shovel as a standard piece of equipment and
architecti (engineers) were a special class of troops who were immune to
regular duties and commanded special engineering units. Clearly,
engineering was a heavy part of Roman society and worked greatly to their
benefit, and through time, modern societys as well.

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and importance, influence on modern society,
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primary audience


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