The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy

Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621290

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow explores this little-known world of bathrooms and sewers, offering unique insights into Roman sanitation, engineering, urban planning and development, hygiene, and public health. Focusing on the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome, Koloski-Ostrow's work challenges common perceptions of Romans' social customs, beliefs about health, tolerance for filth in their cities, and attitudes toward privacy. In charting the complex history of sanitary customs from the late republic to the early empire, Koloski-Ostrow reveals the origins of waste removal technologies and their implications for urban health, past and present.
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Krasner's Microbial Challenge

Author: Teri Shors

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284139182

Category: Science

Page: 542

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The fourth edition of Krasner's Microbial Challenge focuses on human-microbe interactions and considers bacterial, viral, prion, protozoan, fungal and helminthic (worm) diseases and is the ideal resource for non-majors, nursing programs, and public health programs.
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Water Culture in Roman Society

Author: Dylan Kelby Rogers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004368973

Category: History

Page: 132

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This article seeks to define ‘water culture’ in Roman society by examining literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence, while understanding modern trends in scholarship related to the study of Roman water.
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The Metaphysical World of Isaac Newton

Alchemy, Prophecy, and the Search for Lost Knowledge

Author: John Chambers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620552051

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

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Newton’s heretical yet equation-incisive writings on theology, spirituality, alchemy, and prophecy, written in secret alongside his Principia Mathematica • Shows how Newton’s brilliance extended far beyond math and science into alchemy, spirituality, prophecy, and the search for lost continents such as Atlantis • Explains how he was seeking to rediscover the one true religion that existed prior to the Flood of Noah, when science and spirituality were one • Examines Newton’s alternate timeline of prehistory and his study of prophecy through the Book of Revelations, including his prediction of Apocalypse in the year 2060 Isaac Newton (1643-1727) is still regarded by the world as the greatest scientist who ever lived. He invented calculus, discovered the binomial theorem, explained the rainbow, built the first reflecting telescope, and explained the force of gravity. In his famous masterpiece, Principia Mathematica, he described the mechanics of the physical universe with unimagined precision, proving the cosmos was put together according to laws. The perfection of these laws implied a perfect legislator. To Newton, they were proof that God existed. At the same time Newton was writing Principia Mathematica, he was writing a twin volume that he might have called, had it been completed, Principia Theologia--Principles of Theology. This other masterpiece of Newton, kept secret because of the heresies it contained, consists of thousands of essays providing equation-incisive answers to the spiritual questions that have plagued mankind through the ages. Examining Newton’s secret writings, John Chambers shows how his brilliance extended into alchemy, spirituality, the search for lost continents such as Atlantis, and a quest to uncover the “corrupted texts” that were rife in the Bibles of his time. Although he was a devout Christian, Newton’s work on the Bible was focused not on restoring the original Jewish and Christian texts but on rediscovering the one true religion that existed prior to the Flood of Noah, when science and spirituality were one. The author shows that a single thread runs through Newton’s metaphysical explorations: He is attempting to chart the descent of man’s soul from perfection to the present day. The author also examines Newton’s alternate timeline of ancient history and his study of prophecy through the Book of Revelations, including his prediction of an Apocalypse in the year 2060 followed by a radically transformed world. He shows that Newton’s great hope was that these writings would provide a moral compass for humanity as it embarked upon the great enterprise that became our technological world.
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Smell and the Ancient Senses

Author: Mark Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565827

Category: History

Page: 210

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From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell—a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic—has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to the social, political and cultural status of the individuals and environments that they encountered: godly incense and burning sacrifices, seductive scents, aromatic cuisines, stinking bodies, pungent farmyards and festering back-streets. The cultural study of smell has largely focused on pollution, transgression and propriety, but the olfactory sense came into play in a wide range of domains and activities: ancient medicine and philosophy, religion, botany and natural history, erotic literature, urban planning, dining, satire and comedy—where odours, aromas, scents and stenches were rich and versatile components of the ancient sensorium. The first comprehensive introduction to the role of smell in the history, literature and society of classical antiquity, Smell and the Ancient Senses explores and probes the ways that the olfactory sense can contribute to our perceptions of ancient life, behaviour, identity and morality.
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Forschungen zur Medizingeschichte

Beiträge des "Rheinischen Kreises der Medizinhistoriker"

Author: Karenberg, Axel,Groß, Dominik,Schmidt, Mathias

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3862194167

Category: Literature and medicine

Page: 480

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Der vorliegende Band setzt die etablierte Reihe „Schriften des Rheinischen Kreises der Medizinhistoriker“ fort. Dabei gingen viele Manuskripte erneut aus zwei Jahrestagungen hervor, die der Rheinische Kreis 2011 in Köln und 2012 in Grefrath ausrichtete. Einmal mehr kommen neben professionellen Geschichtswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftlern, die überwiegend an den universitären Instituten in Nordrhein-Westfalen beschäftigt sind, auch praktisch tätige Ärzte und Apotheker mit besonderem Interesse an medizinhistorischen Fragestellungen zu Wort. Ebenfalls beibehalten wurde das Konzept, zusätzlich zu abgeschlossenen wissenschaftlichen Beiträgen auch Projektskizzen und Zwischenberichte aus laufenden Forschungsvorhaben aufzunehmen.
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The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Dulcissima aequora

Wasserbewirtschaftung und Hydrotechnik der Terme suburbane in Pompeii

Author: Hubertus Manderscheid

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 169

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Die Terme Suburbane in Pompeii, integraler Bestandteil eines extraurbanen Gebaudekomplexes, bieten aufgrund ihrer exzellenten Erhaltung die besten Voraussetzungen fur eine detaillierte Untersuchung der wasserwirtschaftlichen und hydrotechnischen Einrichtungen in allen ihren Teilbereichen: Versorgung, Nutzung, Entsorgung und Betriebsmodi; daruber hinaus konnen Erkentnisse zu Umbauphasen mit ihren Konsequenzen im Hinblick auf die Wasserbewirtschaftung gewonnen werden. Neben den Standardeinrichtungen enthalt dieses wohl von einem Privatmann errichtete kleindimensionierte Bad eines der seltenen Beispiele der sog. 'Samowar'-Piscina, die den Luxus dieser Thermen in aller Deutlichkeit demonstriert. Es lasst sich nachweisen, wieviel Aufwand der Auftraggeber bezuglich der Architektur, der dekorativen Ausstattung und nicht zuletzt der Heiz- und Hydrotechnik betrieben hat, um den Badegasten eine exklusive Anlage zur Verfugung zu stellen, zu der sicherlich nicht jedermann Zugang hatte. Nicht nur auf die Bewohner von Pompeii, sondern auch auf Auswartige wird sie eine grosse Anziehungskraft ausgeubt haben.
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Planung europäischer Hauptstädte

zur Entwicklung des Städtebaues im 19. Jh

Author: Thomas Hall

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International

ISBN: 9789174021653

Category: City planning

Page: 387

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Die römische Stadt

Eine kurze Geschichte

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406662498

Category: History

Page: 157

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Mit der Ausdehnung des Imperium Romanum verbreitete sich ein Typ von Stadt, der bis heute im Kern vieler Städte zu erkennen ist. Von Britannien bis Nordafrika orientierte man sich beim Städtebau an Vorgaben aus Rom und nahm zugleich Rücksicht auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Städte. Paul Zanker gibt in diesem Buch einen glänzenden Überblick über die spannungsreiche Geschichte der römischen Stadt von der Zeit der Republik bis zur hohen Kaiserzeit. Dabei schildert er auch, welche politischen, sozialen und ökonomischen Einflüsse die Gestalt der römischen Städte prägten. Sein Buch bietet einen luziden Leitfaden zum Verständnis der Ursprünge von zahlreichen europäischen Städten.
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Bilder Antiken Lebens

Author: Theodor Sigismund Panofka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 52

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The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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