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Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities - Dora P. Crouch

Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1993
ISBN: 9780195072808
Number Of Pages: 404

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Focusing on the Mediterranean area where water management is crucial, this pioneering study is the first to show how the supply, distribution, and drainage of water contributed to the urbanization of ancient cities. Drawing from classical archaeology, the theory and history of urbanization, geology, and hydraulic engineering, Crouch examines water-system elements, including springs, fountains, wells, channels and drains, latrines, laundry, and dishwashing, as they relate to each other and to the physical, historical, and social bases of ancient Greek cities. Studying numerous sites including Pompeii, Pergamon, Athens, Samos, Delphi, and Corinth, she concludes that increased knowledge and skill in management of water contributed directly to the urbanization of the ancient Greek world. Illustrated with excellent photographs and line drawings, the discussions of supply, distribution, and drainage of water are organized topically, rather than chronologically or by site, offering an excellent example of the interdisciplinary approach. Crouch's study raises stimulating questions for further research, indicates entirely new directions for established academic disciplines, and suggests useful procedures for modern cities facing problems of water supply and management.

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"Readers will find [Crouch's] presentation innovative and provocative, and they will also learn much from it....There is a vast amount of information here based on twenty years of careful observation and study, and considerable collaboration with geologists, hydraulic engineers, and urban historians."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities is an important contribution to the growing corpus of cross-cultural information and critical reinterpretation of the significance water manipulation has played in socioeconomic organization."--National Geographic Research & Exploration "This is a very personal book. Crouch's energetic personality is clear on every page, in the enthusiastic, confident reconstructions and analyses of Greek hydraulic technology."--Geoarchaeology: An International Journal "Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities is a thoughtful, interesting book."--Annals of the Association of American Geographers "Crouch's study raises stimulating questions for further research, indicates entirely new directions for established academic disciplines, and suggests useful procedures for modern cities facing problems of water supply and management."--Environmental Geology

List of Figures and Tablesp. xvii
Introduction
Purposes and Methodsp. 3
A Firm Archaeological Base for Urban History? Difficulties of Cross-Disciplinary Researchp. 10
Modern Questions About Ancient Water Control
Water System Evidence of Greek Civilizationp. 19
Modern Insights About Ancient Water Managementp. 32
Greek Urbanism--Data and Theories
Urban Patterns in the Greek Period: Athens, Paestum, Morgantina, Miletus/Priene, and Pergamon as Formal Typesp. 43
Greek Urbanization--Theoretical Issuesp. 47
Geography and Geology
Karst: The Hydrogeological Basis of Civilizationp. 63
Greek Settlements and Karst Phenomena: Corinth and Syracusep. 83
Urban Location Determinants: Argos, Gela, and Pergamonp. 100
Natural Models for Water Elementsp. 115
Planning
Planning Water Management: Corinth and Syracusep. 123
Planning Water Quality: Potable and Subpotable Water at Selinus and Prienep. 151
Supply, Distribution, Drainage
Early and Late Examples: A New Look at Olynthos and Pompeiip. 171
Morgantina's Agora--Design and Drainsp. 190
Water System Elements Described and Quantified
Scale Differences: Akragas and Morgantinap. 201
Clusters of Water System Elementsp. 219
Physical Constraints on Built Form
Urban and House Form Constrained by Water Resources--Morgantinap. 237
The Well-Watered Acropolis at Athensp. 255
Note on Testing the Water from the Asklepion Area, Athensp. 278
Amenity and Necessity
Architectural Expression of Public and Private Water Supply at Morgantina, Corinth, Athens, and Delosp. 283
Conclusions: Learning from Greek Experience
Profile of Individual Water Userp. 309
Discoveries About Greek Water Managementp. 312
Thoughts on the History of Greek Urbanizationp. 337
Glossaryp. 345
Bibliographyp. 347
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780195072808
ISBN-10: 0195072804
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 24th June 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 15.44  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.94

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