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Water Distribution in Ancient Rome

The Evidence of Frontinus

by Harry B. Evans

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Published by University of Michigan Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Water supply & treatment,
  • Reference,
  • Ancient Rome - History,
  • History,
  • Architecture,
  • Ancient Rome,
  • Ancient - Rome,
  • Engineering - Hydraulic,
  • General,
  • Social Science / Archaeology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7633094M
    ISBN 100472084461
    ISBN 109780472084463

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      Presented at The Assembly of the Plebs, Undergraduate Conference on the Classical World, at the University of Toronto on 11 March Aqua est Omnis Divisa. ABSTRACT: Ancient Rome is famous for its water and wastewater systems. This paper is a discussion of the impact these systems had on living conditions in the imperial city. Rome's water system provided a constant supply to centrally located areas, in contrast to modern systems which deliver water on demand to individual connections.

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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 Cited by: 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.

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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. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners. Recommended By Numerous educational institutions recommend us, including Oxford University, Michigan State University, and University of Minnesota.

Water Distribution in Ancient Rome is essential reading for students and scholars of Frontinus, of Roman engineering Water Distribution in Ancient Rome book imperial policy, and of Roman topography and archaeology. This book was published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Watering Ancient Rome Rome," about the Romans' sophisticated water distribution system, including its elegant aqueducts. traditions of places to look for water. Vitruvius wrote ten books. Rome had nine aqueducts by the time of the engineer Sextus Julius Frontinus (c.

35–), appointed curator aquarum in 97, our main ancient source for the water supply. The first of these was built in the fourth century B.C. and the last in the first century A.D. Aqueducts were built because the springs, wells. Ashby, The Aqueducts of Ancient Rome (Oxford: ), A.

Trevor Hodge, Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply (London: ), Rabun Taylor, Public Needs and Private Pleasures: Water Distribution, the Tiber River and the Urban Development of Ancient Rome (Rome: ), Harry Evans, Aqueduct HuntingFile Size: 1MB.

Water Distribution in Ancient Rome draws on the difficult but critical work of the Roman engineer Frontinus. A consideration of Frontinus' writing, provided here in translation, reveals comprehensive planning by city officials over long periods of time and the difficulties these engineering feats posed.5/5(2).

J.O. Oleson: Water-lifting (in: O. Wikander (ed): Handbook of Ancient Water Technology () pag - ) A.I. Wilson: Machines in Greek and Roman Technology / Water-lifting devices (in: J.P.

Oleson (ed): The Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world () pag - ) Shaduf. Water Distribution in Ancient Rome draws on the difficult but critical work of the Roman engineer Frontinus. A consideration of Frontinus' writing, provided here in translation, reveals comprehensive planning by city officials over long periods of time and the difficulties these engineering feats posed/5(2).

• Christer Bruun, The Water Supply of ancient Rome: a study of Roman imperial Administration (Helsinki ) A comprehensive work, valuable especially for its thorough treatment of inscriptions on fistulae, the lead pipes used for water distribution.

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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. Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain, built in the s, still relies on sections of an ancient aqueduct for its water.

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