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Floods in Ancient Rome
Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

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Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome (Book)
Title: Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome
Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Abstract: Ancient Rome was perhaps the largest and most architecturally sophisticated western city until the Victorian era, but this impressive metropolis was frequently the victim of violent floods. The Tiber river could rise as much as 15 meters above normal water levels and left large sections of the city submerged for up to a week at a time. This book describes the history and characteristics of these floods, their short and long term effects on the city, how the Romans attempted to prevent or alleviate flooding, and the Romans' attitudes towards these inundations. Finally, it suggests some surprising ways in which ancient Rome was unusually well-suited to surviving the onslaught of these natural disasters.
Year: 2007
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-080188405