About this item
The aqueduct at Nimes makes its own statement, plain and compelling, on the greatness of Roman power. Standing a good 150 ft high, it was the highest bridge that the Romans ever built. Although the Pont du Gard is the most spectacular feature of the Nemausus aqueduct, there is another aspect that impresses engineers. This is the maintenance of the gradient and the high quality of the surveying required to assure it.
The book describes not only this marvel of ancient engineering, but also muses about life at the time, during the early years of the principate, how the workers approached their jobs, what motivated and frustrated them, and whence their ideas came.
Illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams.
- Added value:
- 1st edition
- Hauck George F. W.
- Very good
- McFarland and Company Inc, London
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