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By Frontinus, R. H. Rodgers

Julius Frontinus used to be appointed by way of the Emperor Nerva to the put up of water commissioner for town of Rome in ninety seven CE. In at the Water-Rights of town of Rome he records his tasks, tasks and accomplishments in the course of his first 12 months in place of work. He additionally sketches the background of the aqueducts and furnishes a wealth of technical information. this can be the main authoritative variation of this paintings to be released to date.

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The Pons Aemilius used to be the most obvious crossing for the Appia: Evans () , Taylor () . an analogous served maybe additionally for Anio Vetus and Marcia (Evans () ), notwithstanding Taylor  C O M M E N TA RY . –.  () – plausibly argues for his or her crossing when it comes to bridges to the Tiber island. Virgo used to be carried at the Pons Agrippae: Lloyd (), Evans () , Taylor () –. Mucci (a) opts for the Pons Aemilius to move provides from Claudia and Anio Novus, yet water from those better aqueducts might have been carried on any of the Tiber crossings. in subsidium publicorum salientium dari This use of dare ‘distribute’ (sometimes via interchanges) is extra common than that F. makes use of to connote a proper supply (. n. detur): .  in specum Octavianum, .  in Tepulam, .  regionibus; observe in particular . , .  in adiutorium. .  ex lacu Alsietino So known as from old Alsium (modern Palo). this can be the trendy Lake Martignano. The aqueduct bought extra water from Lacus Sabatinus, glossy Bracciano (.  n. ). miliario quinto decimo C’s variation is unique, no longer (as B¨ucheler proposal) through a posterior manus. The Renaissance copyist neglected it, as have contemporary editors. yet Ashby ()  issues out that there's no noticeable deverticulum on the fourteenth mile, while simply past the 15th mile a big highway is going northwards, the gap to the lake being approximately   / miles. I for that reason comfortably settle for fifteen, yet it's not that i am relatively daring sufficient to write down quinque milium quingentorum. The transmitted quantity might certainly be unsuitable; F. ’s deverticulum, however, could have been up to a mile longer (cf. . n. ). .  longitudinem F. ’s determine exhibits that the aqueduct should have run in a pretty direct line to town, yet its unique direction has now not been traced. a quick part used to be came across in  at the Janiculum (see . n. ). the shape duorum is uncommon (elsewhere duum: . , . , . ); if this isn't basically scribal twist of fate, it can be concerning the omission of a determine for the underground channel. i've got provided the quantity , for consistency, even supposing i'm good acutely aware that F. may perhaps easily now not have cared sufficient approximately this aqueduct to incorporate it. .  Idem Augustus back, F. omits a date, however the addition of the hot spring was once doubtless a part of Augustus’ common preservation of the water offer among  (the date of the S. C. quoted in bankruptcy ) and   (the inscription on Porta S. Lorenzo: Appendix B, no. ). In his Res Gestae (Mon. Anc. . ), Augustus singles out for designated point out the complement to Marcia: aquam quae Marcia appellatur duplicavi, fonte novo in rivum eius immisso. The Marcia was once Rome’s most interesting water (. ), yet there's most likely an extra feel of relations satisfaction during this accomplishment: Julius Caesar boasted descent from the Marcii Reges (Suet. Jul. . ), and L. Marcius Philippus (cos.  ; cf. . n. ) used to be married to the mum of the princeps (Suet. Aug. . ). quotiens siccitates egerent auxilio ‘Whenever droughts required a reinforcement’, i.

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