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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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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 5/5(1).

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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.

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