Water Distribution In Ancient Rome

Author: Harry B. Evans
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472084463
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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.

Guide To The Aqueducts Of Ancient Rome

Author: Peter J. Aicher
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865162716
Size: 75.67 MB
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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.

Roman Aqueducts Water Supply

Author: A. Trevor Hodge
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9780715631713
Size: 30.83 MB
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A comprehensive, well-illustrated textbook that is the first ever in-depth treatment of the working of Roman aqueducts.

Guide To The Aqueducts Of Ancient Rome

Author: Peter J. Aicher
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865162716
Size: 62.92 MB
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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.

Artifacts From Ancient Rome

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696204
Size: 38.84 MB
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When Roman objects and artifacts are properly analyzed, they serve as valuable primary sources for learning about ancient history. This book provides the guidance and relevant historical context students need to see relics as evidence of long-past events and society. • Presents images of artifacts, relevant primary sources, and detailed explanations of each item's historical context together in a single resource, making the information conveniently accessible to both students and general readers • Provides students with the opportunity to work with, analyze, and interpret both artifacts and primary sources, making the book an excellent complement to curricula that are increasing their focus on the use of primary sources of all types • Allows readers to piece together an overall impression of Roman life and society through artifacts that range from a legionary weapon and a medical scalpel to a wax tablet for writing, a bread oven, and a sundial

The Archaeology Of Sanitation In Roman Italy

Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621290
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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.

The Nature And Function Of Water Baths Bathing And Hygiene From Antiquity Through The Renaissance

Author: Cynthia Kosso
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047427033
Size: 69.56 MB
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Examining historical water use and ideology diachronically and cross regionally, this book reveals how religion, politics, science and social relationships transformed and were transformed by the manipulation of, uses of, and disputes over water in daily life, ceremonies, and literature.

Public Needs And Private Pleasures

Author: Rabun M. Taylor
Publisher: L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER
ISBN: 9788882651008
Size: 52.21 MB
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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.

Frontinus Legacy

Author: Deane R. Blackman
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
ISBN: 9780472097937
Size: 60.15 MB
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A joint study edited by a hydraulics engineer and a classicist, focusing on Frontinus' writings on Roman aqueducts