WIT Press


Keynote Address The Dawn Of Hydrology And Water Management In Ancient Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950011

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

821 kb

Author(s)

P. Latinopoulos

Abstract

In the period between the 7th and the 3rd centuries B.C. the Greek philosophers and scientists made significant contributions to the science of hydrology. Motivated by a strong desire to explain the natural phenomena Thales, Plato, and Aristotle as well as their contemporaries sowed the first seeds of hydrology as a science. On the other hand architects and engineers of the time practised remarkable technical skills in constructing and operating various elements of water systems that were emphatically required in the growing urban areas. 1 Introduction The period between the 7th and the 3rd centuries B.C. can be characterized as the most eventful in the history of ancient Greece. The dramatic social and political changes that took place during this era of H

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