Fowden, Garth
January 1988
Journal of Hellenic Studies;1988, Vol. 108, p48
Academic Journal
The article focuses on city and mountains in late Roman Attica in Greece. The author specifically refers to the mountains Parnes, Pentelicus and hymettus. It is informed that these mountains played a practical role in the life and economy of Roman Athens. Parnes supplied water to the city through an aqueduct constructed by Roman emperor Hadrian. Pentelicus mountain was a source of fine white marble which was used in the city's workshops to make architectural carvings and sarcophagi across the Mediterranean.


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