WATER DISTRIBUTION IN ANCIENT ROME THE EVIDENCE OF FRONTINUS

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Water Distribution In Ancient Rome

Author : Harry B. Evans
ISBN : 0472084461
Genre : History
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Water Distribution in Ancient Rome examines the nature and effects of Rome's system of aqueducts, drawing on the difficult but important work of the Roman engineer Frontinus. Among other questions, the volume considers how water traveled to the many neighborhoods of hilly Rome, which neighborhoods were connected to the water system, and how those connections were made. A consideration of Frontinus' writing reveals comprehensive planning by city officials over long periods of time and the difficulties these engineering feats posed. Water Distribution in Ancient Rome is essential reading for students and scholars of Frontinus, of Roman engineering and imperial policy, and of Roman topography and archaeology. "Clear style, good maps and photographs, notes, and bibliography make this work accessible and valuable for students at every level. An admirable contribution to knowledge of the Roman Empire." --Choice Harry B. Evans is Professor of Classics, Fordham University. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize and is past Secretary-Treasurer of the American Philological Association. This book was published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Category: History

Guide To The Aqueducts Of Ancient Rome

Author : Peter J. Aicher
ISBN : 0865162719
Genre : Architecture
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Aicher has crafted an ideal introduction and a valuable field companion for navigating the Roman aqueducts. Features new maps, schematic drawings, photographs, and reprints of Ashby's line drawings.
Category: Architecture

Roman Aqueducts Water Supply

Author : A. Trevor Hodge
ISBN : 0715631713
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 61.92 MB
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A comprehensive, well-illustrated textbook that is the first ever in-depth treatment of the working of Roman aqueducts.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Technology And Culture In Greek And Roman Antiquity

Author : S. Cuomo
ISBN : 9780521810739
Genre : History
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This book uses five case-studies to set ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context.
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Sanitation In Roman Italy

Author : Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
ISBN : 9781469621296
Genre : History
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The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known world of bathrooms and sewers, offering unique insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, urban planning and development, hygiene, and public health. Focusing on the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's work challenges common perceptions of Romans' social customs, beliefs about health, tolerance for filth in their cities, and attitudes toward privacy. In charting the complex history of sanitary customs from the late republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow reveals the origins of waste removal technologies and their implications for urban health, past and present.
Category: History

Greek And Roman Technology A Sourcebook

Author : Andrew N. Sherwood
ISBN : 9781134926206
Genre : History
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In this volume the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient authors to provide a history and an analysis of the origins and development of technology. Among the topics covered are: * energy * basic mechanical devices * agriculture * food processing and diet * mining and metallurgy * construction and hydraulic engineering * household industry * transport and trade * military technology. The sourcebook presents 150 ancient authors and a diverse range of literary genres, such as, the encyclopedic Natural Histories of Pliny the Elder, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius and the agricultural treatise of Varro. Humphrey, Oleson and Sherwood provide a comprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sources to illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. Glossaries of technological terminology, indices of authors and subjects, introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence, notes to explain the specific details, and a recent bibliography make this volume a valuable research and teaching tool.
Category: History

Lex Licinia Sextia De Modo Agrorum

Author : Björn Forsén
ISBN : UOM:39015032328158
Genre : Licinian laws
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Vol. 10 includes "Tables générales des Séries de publications de Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1838-1938."
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The Cambridge Companion To Ancient Rome

Author : Paul Erdkamp
ISBN : 9780521896290
Genre : History
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Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.
Category: History