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Understanding Roman Sanitation from Archaeology Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers how the study of Roman baths and bathing customs is related to public latrines and their use. First, public latrines have become more common in baths and within urban settings. ... More


Finding Social Meaning about Sanitation in Written and Painted Sources

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses how latrines and sewers, like other Roman building types and technologies that became staple features of Roman cities, depicted part of the architecture of Romanization and ... More


Roman Water-Power: Chronological Trends and Geographical Spread

Andrew Wilson

in Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198841845
eISBN:
9780191877995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841845.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter summarizes the archaeological evidence currently known for Roman water-mills, tracing the development and spread of water-powered grain milling over time across the Roman Empire. ... More


Invention, Tinkering, or Transfer?: Innovation in Oil and Wine Presses in the Roman Empire

Tamara Lewit

in Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198841845
eISBN:
9780191877995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841845.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The production of wine and olive oil was a major activity within the Roman economy, and therefore innovations to the press mechanisms used are of great importance. Historical discussions have focused ... More


Introduction

W. V. Harris

in Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It outlines major problems areas that have not been addressed or have been addressed much too briefly, including the need for ... More


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