Francis Cairns Publications



A.T. Hodge (ed.)

CCP 2. ISBN 978-0-905205-80-9. Cloth. x+181pp. Publ. 1991.

A secure supply of safe water is essential for the development of civilised life. The great aqueducts of the Roman period are lasting and visible symbols of ancient achievements in this area, while other, less spectacular but equally well adapted water storage and distribution systems served communities of different types. All of these systems are of interest to archaeologists and to historians of engineering and technology.

This volume contains thirteen papers by leaders in the field of Roman hydraulics in response to the question: "What would be the approach most profitably to be pursued in future studies in Roman aqueducts?" The nucleus is the five revised papers of the colloquium chaired by A.T. Hodge in New York in 1987. Eight further papers were added at the editor's invitation, to make a volume varied in approach and in geographical spread, unified by the international distinction of the contributors. Trevor Hodge himself contributes a masterly, and entertaining, concluding essay on the whole question of the interdisciplinary nature of his field, its possibilities, problems and pleasures.


Introductory Preface

GÜNTHER GARBRECHT. Interdisciplinary cooperation in archaeological investigations

H. FAHLBUSCH. Maintenance Problems in Ancient Aqueducts

R.H. RODGERS. An Administrator's Hydraulics: Frontinus Aq. 35-36.2

HARRY B. EVANS. Water Distribution: quorsum et cui bono

JEAN BURDY. Some Directions of Future Research for the Aqueducts of Lugdunum (Lyons)

JOHN PETER OLESON. Aqueducts, Cisterns, and the Strategy of Water Supply at Nabataean and Roman Auara (Jordan)

BRENT D. SHAW. The Noblest Monuments and the Smallest Things: Wells, Walls and Aqueducts in the Making of Roman Africa

DORA CROUCH. Modern Insights from the Study of Ancient Greek Water Management

JOHN McK. CAMP II. Water Supply and its Historical Context

N.A.F. SMITH. Problems of Design and Analysis

YEHUDA PELEG. Ancient Pipelines in Israel

ORJAN WIKANDER. Water Mills and Aqueducts

PHILIPPE LEVEAU. Research on Roman Aqueducts in the Past Ten Years

A. TREVOR HODGE. Conclusion



Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft, 50 (1997) 76-80 (Manfred Hainzmann).


Echos du Monde Classique/Classical View 34 (1992) 244-8 (John W. Humphrey) "Trevor Hodge has presented us with a generally refreshing series of novel ideas and approaches that deserve consideration and should do much to help stimulate new avenues of investigation into water management in antiquity."

Greece & Rome (1993) 249 (B.A. Sparkes)