Piscinae: Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy

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UNC Press Books, 1997 - History - 284 pages
Pisciculture_the process of raising fish_held a lasting fascination for the people of ancient Rome. Whether bred for household consumption, cultivated for sale at market, or simply kept in confinement for reasons of aesthetic appreciation, fish remained a
 

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Contents

Fishpond Construction and Operation
9
Fish raised in Roman Piscinae
41
Roman Fishponds as Emblems of Social Status
55
Conclusions
65
Gazetteer of Fishponds in Roman Italy
69
Etruria
72
Rome and Latium
110
Pontine Islands
167
Campania
185
Lucania
219
Glossary
227
Notes
229
Selected Bibliography
273
Index
279
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James Higginbotham is assistant professor of classical archaeology at Bowdoin College.

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