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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

Roman Aqueducts Water Supply

Author : A. Trevor Hodge
ISBN : 0715631713
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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

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

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

Public Needs And Private Pleasures

Author : Rabun M. Taylor
ISBN : 8882651002
Genre : Business & Economics
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A meticuously detailed investigation of Rome's practical solution to the problems of providing and distributing the city's water supply between the end of the Republic and Trajan's reign. Taylor's principal aims are to determine where aqueduct systems crossed the Tiber and to assess the function of the enigmatic Aqua Alsietia. An initial discussion of the technical and legal context for aqueduct planning is followed by a topographical inquiry into several specific aqueducts including the four earliest aqueduct river crossings: the Aqua Appia, Anio Velus, Aqua Marcia and the Aqua Virgo. Taylor also examines the expansion and organisation of water supply within the Transiberim, a heavily populated district of Rome to the west of the Tiber, and assesses its influence on Rome's wider urban policy.
Category: Business & Economics

Studies On The Latin Accusative Absolute

Author : Anne Helttula
ISBN : 9516531466
Genre : Latin language
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Vol. 10 includes "Tables générales des Séries de publications de Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1838-1938."
Category: Latin language