Watering an Empire
Date: Thursday March 27, 2008, at 8 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Sold Out
The Roman aqueduct is one of ancient Rome's iconic monuments, providing cities throughout the empire with an amenity that, after Rome's fall, would be unmatched in Europe until recent centuries. Peter Aicher, professor of classics at the University of Southern Maine and author of Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome, surveys some of the most ambitious projects throughout the empire and examines the workings of the Roman aqueduct, from distant sources to the urban fountains and baths that used the water.