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"Gardens and Neighbors will offer an incredible construction block within the turning out to be physique of literature at the ways in which Roman legislations, Roman society, and the industrial matters of the Romans together functioned within the actual world."
---Michael Peachin, ny University

As is more and more precise at the present time, clean water in historic Italy used to be a restricted source, made the entire extra useful by means of the Roman world's reliance on agriculture as its basic resource of wealth. From property to property, the supply of water diversified, in lots of circumstances forcing farmers short of entry to inn to the legislation. In Gardens and friends: inner most Water Rights in Roman Italy, Cynthia Bannon explores the makes use of of the legislations in controlling neighborhood water offers. She investigates quite a few matters serious to rural groups and the Roman economic climate. Her exam of the connection among farmers and the land is helping draw out an figuring out of Roman attitudes towards the exploitation and conservation of traditional assets and builds an realizing of legislation in day-by-day Roman life.

An editor of the sequence legislation and Society within the historical international, Cynthia Jordan Bannon can be affiliate Professor of Classical reviews at Indiana college, Bloomington. Her earlier ebook was once The Brothers of Romulus: Fraternal Pietas in Roman legislations, Literature, and Society (1997). Visit the author's web site:

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