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Piscinae: Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome) - James Higginbotham
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[EAN: 9780807823293], Neubuch, [PU: The University of North Carolina Press], History|United States|General, Nature|Fish, Social Science|Archaeology, Technology|Fisheries & Aquaculture

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"Piscinae": Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy
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Higginbotham, James

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"Piscinae": Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy

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0807823295

Pisciculture--the process of raising fish--held a lasting fascination for the people of ancient Rome. Whether bred for household consumption, cultivated for sale at market, or simply kept in confinement for reasons of aesthetic appreciation, fish remained an important commodity and prominent cultural symbol throughout the periods of the Roman Republic and early Empire. Roman pisciculture reached its greatest level of sophistication, though, between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. with the development of a highly specialized architectural element: the "piscina," or artificial fishpond. <P> Based on a thorough examination of the archaeological record and complemented by site plans, maps, and photographs, James Higginbotham's work represents the most comprehensive study of the fishponds of Roman Italy. Higginbotham covers the technical aspects of Roman fishponds--their design, construction, and operation--and places the "piscinae" within their social, political, and economic context. He argues that in a society fascinated by pisciculture, ownership of a fishpond was a powerful display of wealth and social status and, ultimately, a manifestation of the intense competition between aristocratic Roman families that would eventually lead to civil war.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780807823293
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Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill / London, 1997. XIX,284p. Richly ills.(Line drawings and B&W photographs). Cloth wrps. Nice copy.

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