Roman Aqueducts & Water SupplyBook - 2002
Introduces Roman aqueducts and water supply, discussing the planning and construction of the waterworks and how they worked.
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 comprehensive, generously illustrated study ranging through the Roman aqueducts of France, Germany, Spain, North Africa, Turkey and Israel as well as the Roman heartland of Italy, A. Trevor Hodge introduces us to these often neglected aspects of what the Romans themselves regarded as one of the greatest glories of their civilisation. Roman Aqueducts is now available for the first time in paperback, brought completely up-to-date with a new Preface and additional Bibliography.
In a study ranging through the Roman aqueducts of France, Germany, Spain, North Africa, Turkey and Israel, this book provides an introduction to all aspects of Roman aqueducts and water supply.