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Author Koloski-Ostrow, Ann Olga, author
Title The archaeology of sanitation in Roman Italy : toilets, sewers, and water systems / Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  TD16 .K65 2015    AVAILABLE    30660020209495
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript xxiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Note "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
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sanitary engineering -- Rome -- History
Sanitation -- Rome -- History
Public toilets -- Rome -- History
Sewerage -- Rome -- History
Water-supply -- Rome -- History
City and town life -- Rome -- History
City planning -- Rome -- History
Public health -- Rome -- History
Italy -- Antiquities, Roman
Italy -- Social life and customs -- To 1500
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