|Technology serves economy, upon which every civilisation relies, and craft and science through which every civilisation manifests itself.|
The ancient Greek civilisation was no exception to this rule. Ancient Greeks had a passion for Technology from the beginning. Their cosmogony relied on the cyclops who were blacksmiths, the 12 gods that included Hephaestus, and Prometheus who offered people the know-how he had taken from goddess Athena's head.
This can help us better understand the vast hydraulic works and Mycenaean vaults, the endless water tunnels for the supply of archaic cities, the ship-building wonder of trireme, the innovative metallurgy methods - all the way to the high technology of Hellenistic times (turning catapults and mobile siege towers, large cranes, piston pumps, steam powered machines, Heron's automatic mechanisms, etc.)
Text: Th. P. Tassios, Professor of N.T.U.A.
Source: Hellenic Post