The Two Books on the Water Supply of the City of Rome of Sextus Julius Frontinus, Water Commissioner of the City of Rome A.D. 97

The Two Books on the Water Supply of the City of Rome of Sextus Julius Frontinus, Water Commissioner of the City of Rome A.D. 97

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...This book has been already sufficiently described in this chapter. 4. Essays On Farming. Probably written before going to the wars either with Domitian or with Trajan. The preface says that Frontinus was interrupted in writing it by being obliged to go as a soldier. I will not undertake to decide or elect in the discussion concerning which wars were meant. A quotation from this treatise is given by Gargilius Martialis, a writer on farming about A.D. 250.1 5. Treatise On Boundaries, Roads, etc. Edited by Lachmann and others, Berlin, 1854. 6. A Work On Roman Colonies. Surveying, boundaries,2 roads, colonies, --all these subjects savor strongly of the reign of Vespasian, who caused a new survey of all public lands to be made for purposes of taxation; who built many roads and rebuilt others; who gave particular attention to founding colonies 1 Mai, Auct. Class., p. 410. 2 Boundary disputes were common. See Cagnat, Epigraph ic, 1S90, p. 271, C. I. L., i. 199, for such an one, 1i.C. 117; C. I. L., x. 7X52, for one, A.D. 68; C. I. L., ii. 4125, for one, A.I). 193; p. 263, Orelli, 4031, for another. Also Tissot, Etude, etc., Agrimensores. of veteran Roman soldiers. It is more than a coincidence that an able writer, who repeatedly insists that he wrote following his hardearned experience, should have treated of these subjects in Vespasian's reign. It marks Frontinus as having been one of Vespasian's most valued and busiest public officers. 7. De Aquis (the book treated of in this volume). The preservation of this book up to the time of the invention of printing, which forever secured it to posterity, reads like a romance. The world is plainly indebted for it solely to the labors of the pious monks of the Benedictine Monastery of Montecassino;1 the parent...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600169
  • 9781236600165