Waterworks in the Athenian Agora
Preserved beneath the surface of the Agora are thousands of terracotta pipes, stone drainage channels, and lead pressure lines. These form a complex chain of waterworks, constructed and repaired over many different periods. This book discusses the complex engineering that channeled fresh water into the Agora and disposed of waste water, and shows some of the ornate wells and fountain houses where ancient Athenians gathered to drink and bathe.
1st Century 2nd Century B.C. 4th century B.C. AGORA PICTURE BOOKS Ancient Athens Aristophanes ATHENIAN AGORA PICTURE B.C. we learn bedrock Bouleuterion Built Drain comic poet cover slabs Drawing Water earthenware pipes East Branch east-west road ELEUSINION Enneakrounos Entrance EXCAVATION feed-line Feed-pipe Gods Greek hand-holes Hellenistic Period hydraulic cement inner pipe Kimon Kolonos Agoraios Late 6th Century later disturbance lidded hole line of drainage Manhole Marble Meat Hook meters Middle Stoa Nymphaeum Odeion open stone gutter original building provided overflow Panathenaia Pausanias Peiraeus Peisistratos perhaps Perirrhanteria Pitcher Pressure Pipeline public latrine pulley Pytheas Roman Agora Roman period rope Round Terracotta Pipe sealing joints shaft sixth letter Solon South Stoa southwest and southeast Southwest Fountain House spouts spring Kallirrhoe Stoa of Attalos Stone Aqueduct stored in cisterns terracotta channels Terracotta Wellhead Tholos Thucydides tion toe-hole tubs Vitruvius wash basin Waste-pipe Water Clock Waterworks width Y-pipe