By Brian Campbell

Figuring in fable, faith, legislation, the army, trade, and transportation, rivers have been on the center of Rome's expanding exploitation of our environment of the Mediterranean international. In Rivers and the facility of historic Rome, Brian Campbell explores the function and impact of rivers and their surrounding panorama at the society and tradition of the Roman Empire.

Examining inventive representations of rivers, similar structure, and the paintings of historical geographers and topographers, in addition to writers who describe rivers, Campbell unearths how Romans outlined the geographical parts they conquered and the way geography and typical atmosphere regarding their society and actions. moreover, he illuminates the prominence and cost of rivers within the keep watch over and growth of the Roman Empire--through the criminal legislation of riverine actions, the exploitation of rivers in army strategies, and using rivers as routes of communique and circulate. Campbell indicates how a technological knowing of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome upward thrust to its vital position within the historic world.

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