xviii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
0801884055 hardcover alkaline paper 9780801884054 hardcover alkaline paper
Ancient society and history.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Floods in ancient Rome : sources and topography Characteristics of floods Immediate effects of floods Delayed effects of floods Methods of flood control Roman attitudes towards floods Conclusion : the Romans' failure to make Rome safe from floods.