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Rome and EnvironsAn Archaeological Guide$
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Filippo Coarelli

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079601

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079601.001.0001

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Aqueducts

Aqueducts

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(p.445) Aqueducts
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Rome and Environs
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Filippo Coarelli

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0018

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 organization of the personnel employed in this critical branch of the Roman public administration. It presents the summary created by Frontinus about the history of how Rome's citizens obtained water during the centuries stretching from the city's foundation to the creation of the aqueducts.

Keywords:   Roman aqueducts, water sources, courses of aqueducts, volume of aqueducts, workers, Roman public administration, Frontinus

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