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The Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople

JRS Monograph 11

By (author) James Crow
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Dec 2008
Dimensions: w 215mm h 300mm d 30mm
Weight: 1511g
ISBN-10: 0907764363
ISBN-13: 9780907764366
Barcode No: 9780907764366
This is the most detailed study to date of one of the most impressive feats of engineering of the entire Roman period and its equally impressive early medieval survival and rennovation. It presents a synthesis of historical material combined with the results of ten years of fieldwork. It describes and plots the elaborate system of water channels, aqueducts, and urban cisterns which made up the most extended water supply network in the Roman world. It also includes catalogues of masons' marks and Christian iconography to be found on the structures, as well as translations of all mentions of the system in the historical sources. Accompanied throughout with photographs, maps, plans and elevations, this book is a must for anyone interested in Roman and Byzantine engineering.

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