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The aqueducts

by John Henry Parker

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Published by J. Parker, John Murray in Oxford, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aqueducts.,
  • Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Henry Parker.
    SeriesArchaeology of Rome -- pt. 8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various paging) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17864319M

    By the first century AD Rome had nine aqueducts bringing in millions of gallons of water every day. The Romans built aqueducts all over their empire. One of the most impressive was the Zaghouan to Carthage aqueduct built in the second century AD. A large reservoir was built in the Zaghouan mountains and was connected to Carthage by a Book Description. This book presents the major engineering achievements in underground aqueducts from around the world and throughout history. It provides valuable insights into water technologies and management with respect to durability, adaptability to the .

      The aqueducts were a testament to the “greatness of the Roman empire,” because of their usefulness and the expense of constructing them (Dionysius , ). The geographer, Strabo (c. 64 BC to 24 AD), noted that “so plentiful is the supply of water from the aqueducts, Author: David Deming. Peter Aicher, author of "Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome," marvels at the Romans' elegant civil engineering.

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I bought this book as a result of reading The aqueducts book Harris's Pompeii and a very interesting book it is too, even for a non-engineer. I bought Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply through Westwood Books of Sedbergh, who were very prompt and wrapped the (hardback) book Cited by: Roman Aqueducts.

It is, however, the Romans who have rightly gained celebrity as the aqueduct builders par ambitious Roman engineering projects successfully mastered all kinds of difficult and dangerous terrain and made their magnificent arched aqueducts a common sight throughout the Roman Empire, supplying towns with water to meet not only basic needs.

How did a Roman waterworks work. How were the aqueducts planned and built. What happened to the water before it arrived in the aqueduct and after it left, in catchment, urban distribution and drainage.

What were the hydraulics and drainage involved. In a comprehensive study ranging through the Roman aqueducts of France, Germany, Spain, North Africa, Turkey and Israel, 5/5(1). The aqueducts, being the most visible and glorious piece of the ancient water system, stand as a testament to Roman engineering.

Some of these ancient structures are still in use today in various capacities. Roman aqueducts were built from a combination of stone, brick and the special volcanic cement pozzuolana. The star rating is an average of the two The aqueducts book 4 for Stratagems, 2 for Aqueducts.

Frontinus is incredibly punctilious; his final book of stratagems was composed of instances that he feared "persons should run across" and "imagine that these examples had been overlooked" ()/5.

If you are interested in aqueducts--this book is a must. Read more. 5 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Brandon Lee. out of 5 stars Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States on J Verified Purchase. Great book Perfey condition. Read more. One person found this by: As the Roman Empire grew, “the aqueducts went wherever Rome went,” says the book Roman Aqueducts & Water Supply.

Travelers in Asia Minor, France, Spain, and North Africa can still gaze in awe at these ancient marvels of engineering. ^ par. 2 The Romans were not the first to build water conduits. Other ancient nations, such as Assyria, Egypt.

Aqueducts required a great deal of planning. They were made from a series of pipes, tunnels, canals, and bridges. Gravity and the natural slope of the land allowed aqueducts to channel water from a freshwater source, such as a lake or spring, to a city.

As water flowed into the cities, it was used for drinking, irrigation, and to supply. Aqueduct, (from Latin aqua + ducere, “to lead water”), conduit built to convey a restricted sense, aqueducts are structures used to conduct a water stream across a hollow or valley.

In modern engineering, however, aqueduct refers to a system of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and supporting structures used to convey water from its source to its main distribution point. Aqueducts Of Rome Sextus 1 Julius Frontinus Two Books On The Aqueducts Of Rome. Inasmuch as every task assigned by the Emperor demands especial attention; and inasmuch as I am incited, not merely to diligence, but also to devotion, when any matter is entrusted to me, be it as a consequence of my natural sense of responsibility or of my fidelity; and inasmuch as.

The water mains or AQUEDUCTS (Aque=water, Duct=carry) were often many miles long from clean water sources away from the towns. The water flowed in a pipe that was very nearly level (the pipe would drop 24 feet in every mile).

Where the land dipped sharply the water pipe would be carried on a bridge with many arches, many of which still survive. Historical and Technical Notes on Aqueducts from Prehistoric to Medieval Times Giovanni De Feo 1,*, Andreas N.

Angelakis 2, Georgios P. Antoniou 3, Fatma El-Gohary 4, Benoît Haut 5, Cees W. Passchier 6 and Xiao Yun Zheng 7 1 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II,Fisciano (SA)ItalyCited by: A large system for carrying water from one place to another is called an aqueduct.

Aqueducts may supply water to cities or to farms for irrigation. The water may be carried underground through a tunnel or pipe, at ground level through a canal, or over the ground on a bridge.

An aqueduct is a watercourse constructed to carry water from a source to a distribution point far away. In modern engineering, the term aqueduct is used for any system of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and other structures used for this purpose.

The term aqueduct also often refers specifically to a bridge on an artificial watercourse. The word is derived from the Latin aqua. De aquaeductu (English: On aqueducts) is a two-book official report given to the emperor Nerva or Trajan on the state of the aqueducts of Rome, and was written by Julius Sextus Frontinus at the end of the 1st century AD.

It is also known as De Aquis or De Aqueductibus Urbis is the earliest official report of an investigation made by a distinguished citizen on Roman. I was inspired to read this book after having a conversation with a friend while on Shoal lake. (Pioneer camp) I thought the book, while brief, was informative in re-telling the history that lead up to the building of the aqueduct, the loopholes that were used in order to 'appropriate' land (37,+ acres) from the people of Shoal lake and how the need for clean water in urban Wpg /5.

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Participation in this service by the racetracks is strictly voluntary. The Aqueducts. Water was important in Roman culture. Vitruvius noted that water supplied “an infinite number of practical needs,” and that “all things depend upon the power of water” (, ).Furthermore, “Romans relished the pleasure of water” in their baths and ornamental fountains (Rogers83).The abundant supply of water provided by the.

Book a day tour to discover the sites and learn more about their feats of engineering up close. Alternatively, visit the Park of the Aquaducts on your own, which is open daily and easily. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ashby, Thomas, Aqueducts of ancient Rome.

Oxford: Clarendon Press. Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35&#; CE, was a capable Roman civil officer and military commander. Praetor of the city in 70 and consul in 73 or 74, 98 andhe was, about the y sent to Britain as governor.

He quelled the Silures of Wales, and began to build a road through their Brand: Harvard.November, Underground Aqueducts Handbook (book) This book presents the major engineering achievements in underground aqueducts from around the world and throughout history.

It provides valuable insights into water technologies and management with respect to durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability.Over the span of about years, Romans built about 11 aqueducts.

These aqueducts supplied water to the city of Rome. There were emperors who had a special interest in building this plumbing network. Emperor Claudius was known to build the double arched aqueduct Porta Maggiore.

This aqueduct carried water from the upper valley springs of Anio.