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Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Dora P. Crouch


Focusing on the Mediterranean area where water management is crucial, this pioneering study is the first to show how the supply, distribution, and drainage of water contributed to the urbanization of ancient cities. Drawing from classical archaeology, the theory and history of urbanization, geology, and hydraulic engineering, Crouch examines water-system elements, including springs, fountains, wells, channels and drains, latrines, laundry, and dishwashing, as they relate to each other and to the physical, historical, and social bases of ancient Greek cities. Studying numerous sites including ... More

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195072808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195072808.001.0001


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Dora P. Crouch, author

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I Introduction

II Modern Questions About Ancient Water Control

III Greek Urbanism— Data and Theories

IV Geography and Geology

V Planning

VI Supply, Distribution, Drainage

VII Water System Elements Described and Quantified

VIII Physical Constraints on Built Form

IX Amenity and Necessity

X Conclusions: Learning from Greek Experience