Faculty Advisor

Capogna, Luca

Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana A.


During its time, the Roman Empire gained a formidable reputation as a result of its discipline and organization. The Roman Empire has made a lasting impact on the world due to its culture, political structure, and military might. The purpose of this project was to examine how the materials and processes used to create the weapons and armor helped to contribute to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. This was done by analyzing how the Empire was able to successfully integrate new technologies from the regions the Empire conquered. The focus of this project is on the Empire's military, including the organization of the army, and the tactics and weapons used. To better understand the technology and innovations during this time the Roman long sword, Spatha, was replicated and analyzed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering