Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration

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Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.

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Overview

Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415106184
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: limitations of space and time 1
1 The Physical City 5
The City's boundaries 5
Population 8
The divisions of the City 9
2 Planning: The Overall View 14
The concept of planning 14
Julius Caesar and Augustus 17
The Principate after Augustus 19
The Severans and after 22
Overall planning: administration 23
The distinction between public and private 26
3 Building Controls 33
Building regulations 34
'Civil' use of urban property 38
Demolition 42
4 Public Buildings and Public Works 47
New building in the Republic 48
New building in the principate 51
The cura operum publicorum 54
Public buildings and their purpose; libraries, etc. 56
5 Streets and Thoroughfares 59
Repair and maintenance in the Julian law 59
Repair and maintenance under the Principate 62
Cleaning the streets 69
Traffic 73
Open spaces 77
Appendix: tabula Heracleensis, vv.20-82 79
6 The Tiber 83
Bridges 83
Sewers 83
Flood protection and the creation of the cura Tiberis 86
The zone of public access 90
Navigation 91
Other uses of the river 93
Co-operation 94
7 Water and Fire 95
The Republican provision of water 95
The arterial water supply under Augustus and after 98
The administration of the water supply 99
Fire control in the Republic 105
The vigiles 106
8 Public Health 111
Attitudes to health 111
Baths 113
Fresh air 116
Drains and sewers 117
Latrines 119
Cleansing services 122
Burials 124
Medical services 127
Civil remedies and public health 129
9 Control of Services 130
Markets 131
Bars, eating-houses and inns 135
Prostitution 137
Controls over trades and professions 140
10 Feeding the City 144
The procurement of grain 144
The distribution of grain 151
The operation of the cura annonae at Rome 155
11 Shows and Spectacles 160
The theatre 162
The circus 163
Gladiatorial games 166
Animals on show 168
Audience control 169
12 The Forces of Law and Order 173
Republican measures 174
The forces in Rome under the Empire 181
Jurisdiction: the Urban Prefect and others 188
The tools of law and order 191
13 Public Order 196
Violence and sedition 196
Undesirables 200
Low life 204
Control of animals 206
'Public discipline' 208
14 Loose Ends 210
Bibliography 213
Index of sources 232
General index 246
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