9780472084463-0472084461-Water Distribution in Ancient Rome: The Evidence of Frontinus

Water Distribution in Ancient Rome: The Evidence of Frontinus

ISBN-13: 9780472084463
ISBN-10: 0472084461
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Evans, Harry B.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780472084463
ISBN-10: 0472084461
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Evans, Harry B.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Evans, Harry B. wrote Water Distribution in Ancient Rome: The Evidence of Frontinus comprising 192 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0472084461 and 9780472084463. Since then Water Distribution in Ancient Rome: The Evidence of Frontinus textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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