Ruling the waters: managing the water supply of Constantinople, ad 330–1204

  title={Ruling the waters: managing the water supply of Constantinople, ad 330–1204},
  author={James Crow},
  journal={Water History},
  • J. Crow
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Water History
Constantinople was the largest city in late antiquity, and in medieval Europe until the thirteenth century. Over the first two centuries of the city’s life as a new imperial capital the eastern emperors created a water supply system to rival that of imperial Rome. This article summarises recent studies of the hydraulic system in Thrace in order to contextualise a discussion of imperial patronage and the methods used to finance the system’s upkeep. From the fourth to the sixth century… Expand

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