Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2012 - History - 585 pages
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Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores
 

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Contents

ONE RIVERS PAST AND PRESENT
1
TWO PUTTING RIVERS ON THE MAP
45
THREE RIVERS LANDS AND LAWS
83
FOUR RIVERS IN LITERATURE RELIGION AND ART
118
FIVE RIVERS ARMIES FLEETS AND FRONTIERS
160
SIX EXPLOITING RIVERS
200
SPAIN GAUL THE RHINE AND BRITAIN
246
THE DANUBE ITALY AND THE EAST
291
Abbreviations
389
Appendix 1 Spas in the Roman World
393
Appendix 2 Navigable Rivers according to Ancient Authors
405
Notes
411
Bibliography
507
Index of Persons
559
Index of Places
567
General Index
581

RIVERS SPRINGS RELAXATION AND HEALTH
330
TEN ROME IN CONTROL OF THE WATERS
369

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Brian Campbell is professor of Roman history at Queen's University of Belfast.

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