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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome

Wed, October 20, 2010 • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Art Bldg 1.110

Lecture examines floods of the Tiber in ancient Rome
Description: Dr. Gregory Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gives a talk titled "Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under." The Tiber River was known to rise as much as 15 meters above normal water levels and leave large sections of Rome submerged for up to a week at a time. This lecture surveys the history and characteristics of these floods, their effects on the city and how the Romans attempted to prevent or alleviate flooding.
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Location: Art Building 1.110
Admission: Free
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