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Unformatted text preview: -assumes that people in completely destitute straights occupied tombs.-Marshal implies that tombs also served as brothels Slums _inadequate facilities-access to water and waste disposal *structural soundness-leaking roofs-prone to collapse-Augustan legal proscriptions *overcrowding Location of Building *elite houseing typically occupies locations of elevation *poorer housing in lower areas-more prone to flooding Sewer Systems *Roman, Pompeii and Ostia are best preserved but still imperfectly understood Drainage *available evidence suggests that most insulae lacked any point of commection to the main sewer systems-implies that hygienic conditions withing the insulae would have been poor-public toilets -also true of most independent houses as well-why?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course CLASSICS 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '11