Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply

Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply

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How did a Roman waterworks work? How were the aqueducts planned and built? What happened to the water before it arrived in the aqueduct and after it left, in catchment, urban distribution and drainage? What were the hydraulics and drainage involved? In a study ranging through the Roman aqueducts of France, Germany, Spain, North Africa, Turkey and Israel, Trevor Hodge introduces us to these often neglected aspects of what the Romans themselves regarded as one of the greatest glories of their civilisation.

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 884.5g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 241 b&w illustrations
  • 0715631713
  • 9780715631713
  • 292,545

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'... brings together a vast quantity of information in a lively and highly readable form, with extensive notes and illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography. The index is particularly well done. Anyone seriously interested in the working of Roman aqueducts (and even the casually curious) will be using this valuable survey again and again.' Harry B. Evans, American Journal of Archaeology; 'Hodge triumphantly combines deep scholarship and lucid interpretation, while guiding non-technical readers considerately and painlessly through the inevitable quagmire of hydraulic principles.... the book is thorough, utterly practical and highly readable - at times even funny - and it will be a long time before it is superseded' M.J.T. Lewis, Nature

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About A.Trevor Hodge

A. Trevor Hodge is Distinguished Research Professor of Classics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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