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“Black Holes” in Ancient Space Exploring Hygiene and Sanitation Through Cros-Cultural Anthropology and Archaeological Theory

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/9781469621289.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at two influential theoretical frameworks. The first, “formation processes,” states that every archaeological feature, including a Roman toilet, is associated with human behaviors ... More


Pinpointing Behaviors, Attitudes, and Ideals for Roman Toilets

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/9781469621289.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores Roman toilets and assesses basic facts about their use and function during earlier times, relying strictly on archaeological observation and literary references. Combining the ... 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


Unit I 10,12

Penelope M. Allison

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199263127
eISBN:
9780191919282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199263127.003.0036
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The walls of this unit have coarse plaster and the pavement was of cocciopesto. There appears to have been a wooden stairway along the west wall, two stone ... More


House I 10,18

Penelope M. Allison

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199263127
eISBN:
9780191919282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199263127.003.0038
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The walls outside this entrance were decorated with a high red socle with white fields above, on which were painted simple inscriptions in red. The ... More


Water Supply, Sewage, and Drainage

Daniel Sperber

in The City in Roman Palestine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195098822
eISBN:
9780197560914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195098822.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

It is well known that Erez Yisrael was not blessed with a plentiful supply of water. Other than the narrow winding Jordan, there are few rivers in the country and hardly any fresh water lakes, ... More


I 10, 2-3

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

No part of I 10, 2-3 is protected by a modern roof, and the house is now in such a ruinous condition as to render interpretation difficult. The form of the house, like that of 1 10, 1, is very ... More


I 10, 5 and 6

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

This complex, straddling the north-west angle of the Casa del Menandro and the northeast angle of the Casa del Fabbro, consists of two separate elements. The first, occupying the ground floor, is a ... More


I 10, 8 and 9

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

This complex consists of an atrium-house from which a front room has been separated at a late stage to form an independent shop or workshop. Together they occupy the north-west corner of the ... More


I 10, 10-11: Casa Degli Amanti

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0021
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The casa degli amanti (house of the lovers), at the south-west corner of the insula, falls into two fairly distinct halves: the atrium complex, oriented on the street to the west, and the peristyle ... More


I 10, 18

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Of all the houses in the insula, this is the least easy to study. It is now used as a base for a team of workmen, and certain rooms (2,3,10) are so full of materials and equipment as to put severe ... More


Structural History of The Insula

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Having looked at the different units within the insula individually, we now need to review and summarize the structural history of the insula as a whole. As stated in Part One, Section 4 (pp. ... More


A Firm Archaeological Base for Urban History? Difficulties of Cross-Disciplinary Research

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

For those who posit that cities began in the nineteenth century, an appropriate methodology for studying them is to run insurance data through computers, generating statistics and calling the ... More


Safai Karmachari Andolan: An Insider’s Account

Bezwada Wilson

in The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489855
eISBN:
9780199095544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489855.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter is a first-hand exposition of the issue of manual scavenging from the point of view of the community. It provides a brief narrative history of how the manual scavenging community in ... More


Invisible Inequalities: An Analysis of the Safai Karmachari Andolan Case

Shomona Khanna

in The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489855
eISBN:
9780199095544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489855.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Started in 1997, Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) is a national movement for eradicating the practice of manual scavenging—an occupation which involves cleaning of dry latrines with tin plates and ... More


Water System Evidence of Greek Civilization

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Attention to water supply and drainage is the sine qua non for urbanization, and hence for that human condition we call civilization. In fact, development ... More


Early and Late Examples: A New Look at Olynthos and Pompeii

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The arrangements made in ancient cities for the management and use of water varied over the extent of the Greek world, depending on local topography and ... More


Morgantina's AgoraDesign and Drains

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0025
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The agora fulfilled a complex role in the life of Greek cities. In Greek agoras, nearly the whole range of public activities was accommodated: ... More


Scale Differences: Akragas and Morgantina

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0027
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Can we discern differences in the way water was managed at larger and smaller Greek cities? Let us take two Greek cities in Sicily as case studies, ... More


Clusters of Water System Elements

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0028
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

This study deals with the water system elements from twenty-five ancient Greek sites. The elements are grouped (as in the comparative case-studies of ... More


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