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The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome)

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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.

Product Specifications

Author
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Ann Olga Koloski Ostrow
EAN
9781469621289
EANList
  • 9781469621289
Feature
The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy Toilets Sewers and Water Systems Studies in the History of Greece and Rome
ISBN
1469621282
ItemDimensions
  • 1000 hundredths-inches
  • 650 hundredths-inches
  • 130 Hundredths Pounds
  • 100 hundredths-inches
Label
The University of North Carolina Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
The University of North Carolina Press
MPN
illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
312
PackageDimensions
  • 130 hundredths-inches
  • 950 hundredths-inches
  • 130 Hundredths Pounds
  • 650 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
illustrations
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2015-04-06
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Studio
The University of North Carolina Press
Title
The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome)
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