A Picture of a Roman Aqueduct



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Why Were Aqueducts Important?

The importance of the ancient Roman aqueducts cannot be emphasized enough. The final destruction of Rome occurred in 537 AD during a siege on Rome by the Goths. The aqueducts which supplied Rome with water were destroyed. The people of Rome could not survive without water and the population of Rome fell by 90% because of lack of water and disease.

This is because they relied on aqueducts so much.  Imagine if someone turned off all of your water in your house and said “SURVIVE”.  It would be impossible.  So when an Aqueduct was destroyed it was catastrophic.

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How Do Aqueducts Work?

People are still fascinated by how Roman aqueducts work. The water in the aqueducts ran gently through concrete channels. Multi-tiered viaducts were developed by Roman engineers to cross low areas. Water from the ancient Roman aqueducts passed into large, covered catch-basins in Rome designed to clean the water. The water from the catch-basins was distributed through free-flowing canals and terra-cotta pipes to storage reservoirs and then through lead pipes to the people who lived in Rome. A waste-water collection system discharged the waste into the drains or the sewer system. The main outlet of the initial drainage system was the Tiber River.

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What are Aqueducts?

Aqueducts were a great and highly advanced waterway system for the Romans.  They were considered the greatest achievement in the Ancient World. The running water, indoor plumbing and sewer system carrying away disease from the population within the Empire wasn’t thought to be possible until very modern times.  They were very large but necessary. They looked like this:

Here is a diagram of Roman Aqueducts

Here is a diagram of Roman Aqueducts

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This is my last post about me.  I have decided to share some of my favorite quotes with you guys.

- The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

What I was trying to say there is that you should put your heart and soul into a friendship you think will last longer and be more meaningful.  You should not try to be friends with people for the wrong reasons.

- You ought not to practice childish ways, since you are no longer that age.

In that quote I was trying to express the fact that you should mature with your age.  You should not be foolish but you should also not act too mature. You should just go with the age you are at.

- We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.

I was trying to say that men overreact to small issues that are easily solved. We do not think things through and we are very violent.

Those were some of my favorite quotes by yours truly.



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A Picture Of Me


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Homer’s Iliad


I know that I blogged about The Odyssey yesterday but that was actually the sequel to my poem The Iliad.  The odyssey was written a few years after The Trojan War but The Iliad was written ten years into the war.

The Iliad is also twenty four books long. In the tenth year of the Trojan War, tensions were running high among the Achaians. First, the priest Chryses went to ask their leader, King Agamemnon, to release his daughter, whom Agamemnon was holding captive. When Agamemnon refuses, the priest prays to the god Apollo to send a plague against the Achaians.

My favorite quote from The Iliad is “There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.”  What I meant by that is that you should find joy in the little things in life and the big things. You should take nothing for granted.

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Homer’s Odyssey

The Odyssey is one of my most famous poems. It is remarkably long if I do say so myself. It is twenty- four books long.  It is about my response to The Trojan War and everything that happened during the war. The main subject is the Greek hero Odysseus who is thought to be dead after not returning a from the war after a few years. Then I am informed that Odysseus is being held captive on the island of the goddess Kalypso.

My favorite quote from The Odyssey is when I said “A young man is embarrassed to question an older one.” That is my favorite line from the the whole twenty- four book poem because I really think it is spot on and perfect.  Young men are embarrassed to question older men because of their experience in life and how many more days they have lived and how many more opportunities they have had to test their knowledge and learn new things.

The Odyssey is the sequel to another amazing poem of mine which is called The Iliad.

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My Name Is Homer


My name is Homer. I am a poet from ancient Greece.  I was born around the 8th to 9th century B.C.  Some people think I am not real. They think I am made up. I think that is absurd but let them think what they want to think. Two of my famous pieces are the Iliad and Odyssey.

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Pond Project Groups

Today we got our pond project groups.  I am so happy with my group.  The group is Cory, Liza, Frances and Me.  They are all hard workers and we are all from different classes except for Cory and Liza.  So we have different perspectives on date because some of us took data in the afternoon and some in the morning and some at noon.  I am very excited to work with the group and I know it will be a success.

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