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Water Distribution in Ancient Rome : The Evidence of Frontinus - Harry B. Evans

Water Distribution in Ancient Rome

The Evidence of Frontinus

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780472084463
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

ISBN: 9780472084463
ISBN-10: 0472084461
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: New edition

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