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Water and Late Antique Constantinople: “It would be abominable for the inhabitants of this Beautiful City to be compelled to purchase water.” 1

James Crow

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the organization and provision of the water supply of Constantinople in Late Antiquity, which also provides a comparison with the case of Rome. It integrates textual evidence with ... More


Aqueducts

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides detailed information about the Roman aqueducts, ranging from the position and importance of the water sources to the course and volume of the aqueducts and the number and ... More


Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Pamela O. Long

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between the catastrophic flood of the Tiber River in 1557 and the death of the “engineering pope” Sixtus V in 1590, the city of Rome was transformed by intense activity involving building ... More


Towns, cities and palaces

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter is concerned with the organization of complex settlements in the Islamic period. These can be defined as towns, cities, and palaces although the boundaries between such categories are ... More


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

Ann Koloski-Ostrow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and ... More


Greek and Roman Surveying and Surveying Instruments

Michael Lewis

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the sixth century BCE, Greek philosophers acquired the elements of geometry and of surveying from Egypt. However, it was only in the early third century BCE, when the famous library and museum at ... More


Hydraulics and Water Management

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

Pre-modern settlements generally grew around some major source of water, such as a river, a lake, or a pond. This would provide not only potable water but also a security barrier. Fathpur Sikri was ... More


Cognitive and Behavioral Complications of Deafness

Barry Wright

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0064
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The prevalence of profound deafness in the United Kingdom is reported as 9 per 10,000 in 3-year-olds to 16 per 10,000 in 9- to 16-year-olds, although it is estimated that these figures may be ... More


Repairing the Acqua Vergine: Conflict and Process

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the complex effort undertaken in Rome to rediscover the entire course of an ancient aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine and to repair it in order to make it fully functional. It ... More


Contested Infrastructure

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on two important areas of Roman infrastructure: the repair of bridges over the Tiber River and the construction of a new aqueduct, the Acqua Felice. For both, it discusses the ... More


Out of the Wilderness, Arcadia

Peter J. Holliday

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores how Americans followed John Muir in celebrating the natural wonder of California, especially as represented in paintings by the Rocky Mountain School. Settlers, however, ... More


Building a New Horizon?

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 14 takes another break from the historical narrative to discuss the major Roman building projects in Athens, which some scholars argue brought about a Romanization of the city and led to its ... More


Funding Irrigation: Between Individual and Collective Investments

Marguerite Ronin

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/9780198841845.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Although there is good evidence that irrigation played an important role in Roman agriculture, it has so far received too little attention. This paper seeks to address the subject of its funding at ... More


‘Watered…with the Life-giving Wave’: Aqueducts and Water Management in Ostrogothic Italy

Yuri A. Marano

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The wealth and peace which marked the first decades of the Ostrogothic rule over Italy ushered in a time of intense building activity. As a revival and restoration of Roman culture and tradition, ... More


Routes of Ruin

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The United States is more wedded to vehicles than is any other nation, and “freedom” to many Americans seemingly means driving their individual vehicles anywhere they choose. Opinion polls commonly ... More


The Last Drops

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The western United States has low overall rainfall and snowfall levels, few rivers, and many deep groundwater basins. Small Native American populations once lived within the restraints of aridity ... More


Introduction

Charles R. Ortloff

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199239092
eISBN:
9780191917493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199239092.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The purpose of this book is six-fold: . to introduce the technical advances and historical development of selected irrigation-based, hydraulic societies of the pre-Columbian New World (Peru, ... More


Creating Form: Architects in the Antonine Age

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and The Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

At Miletus we saw a distinction between the workmen contracted to construct the arcades and the architect who designed them. Ancient building projects were usually dominated by architects, who ... More


The Cities and the Emperor

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and The Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Monumental architecture, then, strengthened a sense of public or civic identity in Antonine cities. But, because a public building could assert the political power of a city and, in so doing, ... More


Private Life, Public Works (1844–45)

Richard Haw

in Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190663902
eISBN:
9780190092870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663902.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Right as John was trying to establish his new business, Pittsburgh found itself in need of a new aqueduct to carry the Pennsylvania Canal over the Allegheny River. John got to work immediately: ... More


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