Why only 10 Ancient Roman Inventions?

Why only 10 Ancient Roman Inventions?

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The subject of “ancient Roman Inventions” is extremely broad and varied. The long duration and broad geographic spread of the Roman empire makes it a vast subject. It was studied in Roman times by the likes of Pliny in his Natural History, through the Renaissance and into modernity. Each period of history has had its own interpretation of what to consider worthy of consideration as an “Ancient Roman Invention”.
Scissors, newspapers, paved roads and bound books, not to mention countless weapons and articles of war, medicine, and daily life. But what might have prevented the full-blown evolution we saw in the Industrial Revolution when much of the technology and resource lay at hand?

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