Water Distribution in Ancient Rome The Evidence of Frontinus

ISBN-10: 0472084461

ISBN-13: 9780472084463

Edition: 1994 (Reprint)

Authors: Harry B. Evans
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Description: 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.

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Abbreviations in the Notes
Introduction
Sextus Julius Frontinus, On the Water Supply of the City of Rome
Frontinus' "Rule and Guide"
The Aqua Appia
The Aqua Anio Vetus
The Aqua Marcia
The Aqua Tepula
The Aqua Julia
The Aqua Virgo
The Aqua Alsietina
The Aqua Claudia/Anio Novus and Arcus Caelimontani
Aqueducts after Frontinus: The Aqua Traiana and Aqua Alexandriana
Conclusions
Works Cited
Index Locorum
Index
Plates
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