Waterworks in the Athenian Agora (Picture Book 11)

Waterworks in the Athenian Agora (Picture Book 11)

by Mabel Lang

Paperback(Volume XI ed.)

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Overview

Preserved beneath the surface of the Agora are thousands of terracotta pipes, stone drainage channels, and lead pressure lines. These form a complex chain of waterworks, constructed and repaired over many different periods. This book discusses the complex engineering that channeled fresh water into the Agora and disposed of waste water, and shows some of the ornate wells and fountain houses where ancient Athenians gathered to drink and bathe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876616116
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication date: 12/01/1968
Series: Agora Picture Book Series , #11
Edition description: Volume XI ed.
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Mabel Lang (1917-2010) was the Katharine E. Mc Bride Professor Emeritus and Paul Shorey Professor Emeritus of Greek at Bryn Mawr College. She authored or coauthored nine books published by the ASCSA.

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