Forbes (1958b, p. 73) has called "the only great discovery that can be ascribed to the Romans."t
Note: roman roads critical to growth analogous to mobile trade
were underdeveloped, forgotten, or lost. In some cases, breakthroughs that failed to spread had to be reinvented
Note: a case for patent mining
and their perfume and acid industries were far superior to anything known before.('
Note: technology and islam
ricelli was probably influenced by his master's interest in it. Yet the steam engine will forever
Note: watt did not invent the steam engine but only improved it