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Water Distribution in Ancient Rome: The Evidence of Frontinus
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 c ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 2nd 1997 by University of Michigan Press
(first published March 15th 1994)
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This is clearly the product of extensive research with a very useful and careful analysis of Frontinus’ text and is worthy of restudy. But it lacks organization, especially in its treatment of themes in Frontinus’ text, and sometimes the same claim is made two or more times. In any case, this is essential reading for those interested in the history of Roman engineering.