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The archaeology of sanitation in Roman Italy : toilets, sewers, and water systems

Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Publisher: 2015.
Series: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known world of bathrooms and sewers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
ISBN: 9781469621289 1469621282 1469621290 9781469621296
OCLC Number: 910395180
Description: XXIV, 286 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Responsibility: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow.

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"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 roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known world of bathrooms and sewers, offering unique insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, urban planning and development, hygiene, and public health. Focusing on the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's work challenges common perceptions of Romans' social customs, beliefs about health, tolerance for filth in their cities, and attitudes toward privacy. In charting the complex history of sanitary customs from the late republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow reveals the origins of waste removal technologies and their implications for urban health, past and present" ... Provided by publisher.

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Like all the best ancient history, [this book] provides rigorous engagement with our own assumptions about then and about now.--The Spectator If shelf space allows only one book on Roman toilets, Read more...

 
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