The archaeology of sanitation in Roman Italy : toilets, sewers, and water systems / Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow.Material type: BookCall no.: TD16 .K65 2015Series: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome: Publication: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, c2015Description: xxiv, 286 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781469621289 (hbk.); 1469621282 (hbk.).Subject(s): Sanitary engineering -- Rome -- History | Sanitation -- Rome -- History | Public toilets -- History. -- Rome | Sewerage -- Rome -- History | Water-supply -- Rome -- History | City and town life -- Rome -- History | City planning -- Rome -- History | Public health -- Rome -- History | Italy -- Antiquities, Roman | Italy -- Social life and customs -- To 1500
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
An introduction to sanitation in Roman Italy and urban case studies of the best-preserved public latrines -- "Black holes" in ancient space : exploring hygiene and sanitation through cross-cultural anthropology and archaeological theory -- Understanding Roman sanitation from archaeology : toilets, sewers, and water systems -- Pinpointing behaviors, attitudes, and ideals for Roman toilets -- Finding social meaning about sanitation in written and painted sources.
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