Public works

"Public works" are large projects that benefit a whole city



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In today’s episode, you’ll hear that Romans were famous for their “public works” in the past. Public works—in the past or even today—are large projects (usually infrastructure) that give some benefit to a whole city, or to the public. An aqueduct carried water long distances across the city: that is an example of public works from long ago. (Today we have pipes!) But the new subway in Rome is an example of modern-day public works.

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