Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

by Brian Campbell

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Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

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An empire-wide study that reconstructs ancient river environments and surveys ancient responses to the benefits and dangers of rivers.—The Historian

A welcome, useful, and significant contribution that provides a solid foundation for future studies.—American Historical Review

[An] impressive volume.—Journal of Roman Studies

[Campbell's] contribution is most welcome and will long remain the point de depart for any study of Roman perspectives on and utilization of the Mediterranean's watery landscapes.—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Extensively researched, well put together, and highly readable, Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome is important for anyone interested in Roman history and society.—The NYMAS Review

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The University of North Carolina Press
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Studies in the History of Greece and Rome Series
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6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

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Using an impressive range of sources, Brian Campbell offers an original vision and understanding of a principal feature of the Roman world's landscape that has never been explored and analyzed as thoroughly before. Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome helps us to appreciate rivers from a great array of perspectives—cultural, religious, legal, economic, military, and more—for the first time.—John R. Patterson, Magdalene College, Cambridge, author of Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

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