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    DescriptionFocusing on the Mediterranean area where water management is crucial, this pioneering study is the first to show how the supply, distribution, and drainage of water contributed to the urbanization of ancient cities. Drawing from classical archaeology, the theory and history of urbanization, geology, and hydraulic engineering, Crouch examines water-system elements, including springs, fountains, wells, channels and drains, latrines, laundry, and dishwashing, as they relate to each other and to the physical, historical, and social bases of ancient Greek cities. Studying numerous sites including Pompeii, Pergamon, Athens, Samos, Delphi, and Corinth, she concludes that increased knowledge and skill in management of water contributed directly to the urbanization of the ancient Greek world. Illustrated with excellent photographs and line drawings, the discussions of supply, distribution, and drainage of water are organized topically, rather than chronologically or by site, offering an excellent example of the interdisciplinary approach. Crouch's study raises stimulating questions for further research, indicates entirely new directions for established academic disciplines, and suggests useful procedures for modern cities facing problems of water supply and management.


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    Title
    Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Emerita Dora P Crouch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195072808
    ISBN 10: 0195072804
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    B&T General Subject: 130
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Approval Code: A83406000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010030, HIS002010, ARC005000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 628.1/0938
    LC classification: TD275.A1 C76 1993
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 628.10938
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    26 August 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Back cover copy
    Focusing on the Mediterranean area where water management is crucial, this pioneering study is the first to show how the supply, distribution, and drainage of water contributed to the urbanization of ancient cities. Drawing from classical archaeology, the theory and history of urbanization, geology, and hydraulic engineering, Dr. Crouch examines water-system elements and uses, including springs, fountains, wells, channels and drains, latrines, laundry, and dishwashing, as they relate to each other and to the physical, historical, and social bases of ancient Greek cities. In her study of such sites as Syracuse, Pergamon, Athens, Samos, Delphi, and Corinth, she concludes that increased knowledge and skill in management of water contributed directly to the urbanization of the ancient Greek world. Illustrated with excellent photographs and line drawings, the discussions of supply, distribution, and drainage of water are organized topically, rather than chronologically or by site, Crouch's study raises stimulating questions for further research, indicates entirely new directions for established academic disciplines, and suggests useful procedures for modern cities facing problems of water supply and management.