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12

From Source to City—Water Supply Systems

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

From Source to City—Water Supply Systems

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Delve into the history of water supply technologies. The Greeks solved the problem of transporting water across deep valleys by building inverted siphons. By contrast, the Romans preferred to use arcaded aqueduct bridges whenever possible. Why was this apparently extravagant technique often more practical?

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