It is named for the Cloaca Maxima
, one of the world's earliest sewer systems in Rome.
Yes, the same networks that have become a cloaca maxima
of filth and degeneracy claimed that they could not accept ads for Unplanned because of the "sensitive nature" of the subject.
The chapters are unfurled in a logical sequence and cover such topics as urban case studies of the best preserved public latrines in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome, and Ostia; hygiene and sanitation through the lens of cross-cultural anthropology and archaeological theory, with brief overviews of biblical, European, Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese examples; sanitation in Rome, with the star appearance of the Cloaca Maxima
; what Roman toilets reveal about a less-than-desirable level of Roman public health; the Roman concepts of public and private; the moral superiority of elites who used wealth to ensure their privacy; and finally the valuable evidence supplied by relevant Roman wall paintings and written sources.
Another of his consultancy firms were cloaca Maxima
- named after the Latin great sewer".
The 1st century BC Bocca della Verita, or mouth of truth, probably covered up one of the holes leading to Rome's great sewer - the 6th century BC marvel that is the Cloaca Maxima
Evidence of indoor plumbing and the use of water to carry away human effluent can be traced back to examples in India and Scotland, and the famous Cloaca Maxima
(Greatest Sewage System) of ancient Rome.
She's not alone there, in church or cave, catacombs, or cloaca maxima
where Sebastian was thrown.
More accurate were his analyses of ancient technology: for instance, in the drawing of the Cloaca Maxima
, he dissected the great sewer to make a picturesque masterpiece.
The "Great Drain" known as the Cloaca Maxima
beneath the Roman Forum is amazing.
Program highlights: Boston's "Big Dig," Rome's Cloaca Maxima
, Hoosac Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, and the Thames Tunnel, the "Chunnel."