Table of Contents

I. Introduction. 1. Purposes and Methods. 2. A Firm Archaeological Base for Urban History? Difficulties of Cross-Disciplinary Research.
II. Modern Questions About Ancient Water Control. 3. Water System Evidence of Greek Civilization. 4. Modern Insights About Ancient Water Management.
III. Greek Urbanism.
Data and Theories. 5. Urban Patterns in the Greek Period: Athens, Paestum, Morgantina, Miletus/Priene, and Pergamon as Formal Types. 6. Greek Urbanization.
Theoretical Issues.
IV. Geography and Geology. 7. Karst: The Hydrogeological Basis of Civilization. 8. Greek Settlements and Karst Phenomena: Corinth and Syracuse. 9. Urban Location Determinants: Argos, Gela, and Pergamon. 10. Natural Models for Water Elements.
V. Planning. 11. Planning Water Management: Corinth and Syracuse. 12. Planning Water Quality: Potable and Subpotable Water at Selinus and Priene.
VI. Supply, Distribution, Drainage. 13. Early and Late Examples: A New Look at Olynthos and Pompeii. Focusing on the Mediterranean area where water management is crucial, this pioneering study is the first to show how the supply, distribution, and drainage of water contributed to the urbanization of ancient cities. Drawing from classical archaeology, the theory and history of urbanization, geology, and hydraulic engineering, Dr. Crouch examines water-system elements and uses, including springs, fountains, wells, channels and drains, latrines, laundry, and dishwashing, as they relate to each other and to the physical, historical, and social bases of ancient Greek cities. In her study of such sites as Syracuse, Pergamon, Athens, Samos, Delphi, and Corinth, she concludes that increased knowledge and skill in management of water contributed directly to the urbanization of the ancient Greek world. Illustrated with excellent photographs and line drawings, the discussions of supply, distribution, and drainage of water are organized topically, rather than chronologically or by site, Crouch's study raises stimulating questions for further research, indicates entirely new directions for established academic disciplines, and suggests useful procedures for modern cities facing problems of water supply and management.