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Roman Glass Blowing

Ido Zimet

The Roman have not invented the glass. Long before them the Greek had glass. The Egyptians had it even earlier.

 

Indeed the invention of glass-blowing led to an enormous increase in the range of shapes and designs that glassworkers could produce, and quite rapidly mold-blowing process soon developed as an offshoot of free-blowing. 

 

At the height of its popularity and usefulness in Rome, glass was present in nearly every aspect of daily life—from a lady's morning toilette to a merchant's afternoon business dealings to the evening cena, or dinner.

 

Small glass bottles and boxes held the various oils, perfumes, and cosmetics used by nearly every member of Roman society. Pyxides often contained jewelry with glass elements. Eventually, merchants and traders routinely packed, shipped, and sold all manner of foodstuffs and other goods across the Mediterranean in glass bottles and jars of all shapes and sizes, supplying Rome with a great variety of exotic materials from far-off parts of the empire. Many more uses were to follow.

 

In fact in order to understand how the Roman revolutionised the way - they - used glass one needs to understand how it was made prior to the 1st century. Indeed prior to "Glass Blowing" - there was the "Glass Molding". But that is for a different time.

 

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