"The Water Law"

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"The Water Law"

Post by Minimalist » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:07 pm

Excavations in ancient Laodicea have found a fascinating inscription on water use...from 114 BC.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancien ... sCatID=375
A marble block, considered the “water law” from 1,900 years ago, has been unearthed in the ancient city of Laodicea in the western province of Denizli.

The block, which is 90 centimeters in length and 116 centimeters in width, has revealed the use of water in the city had been managed by law, which involved a penalty ranging from 5,000 to 12,500 denarius.

I suspect there is a translation problem in the story where it says "pro council." I imagine they mean "proconsul."
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