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let me know! 113 75 The 25‑pipe: 5 digits plus ½ plus 1⁄12 plus 1⁄24 plus 5⁄288 in diameter; 17 digits plus ½ plus 2⁄12 plus 1⁄24 plus 7⁄288 in circumference; it has a capacity of 20 quinariae plus 4⁄12 plus 9⁄288; is not in use. and, of those on arches, the parts that cross rivers suffer most from the effects of age or of violent storms. Of these, there were furnished in the name of Caesar 820 quinariae, to private parties 1,067 quinariae, for public uses 1,014 quinariae, — namely, to nine camps 149 quinariae, to eighteen public structures121 374 quinariae, to twelve ornamental fountains 107 quinariae, to two hundred and twenty-six basins 482 quinariae. Claudia also receives the spring which is called Albudinus, which is of such excellence that, when Marcia, too, needs supplementing, this water answers the purpose so admirably that by its addition there is no change in Marcia's quality. (In the 1,750 quinariae were included the 162 given to Julia. The French translation by Ch. Bailly emends 354 to 254, but without saying why. an odd and awkward mistake in the translation. But this offers opportunity for thefts by the water-men; and how much care should be devoted to preventing these, may be seen from a paragraph of an ordinance, which I append: 111 But whatever the reason may be, it has any rate been discovered that 10,000 quinariae were intercepted, while the amounts granted by the sovereign are limited to the quantities set down in the records. His assessment was based on the cross-sectional area of the pipes or channels, and he did not take water velocity into consideration. This is naturally very clear, but loses the charm of its purity by admixture with New Anio. Cf. note on 9. And would that we were not having daily experience by actual infringement of the law that all these misdemeanours are committed just as flagrantly now as then. 6 54 3 Sextus Julius Frontinus (c. 40 - 103 AD) was one of the most distinguished Roman senators of the late 1st century AD. Neu erschienen: Tagungsband "DE AQUAEDUCTU URBIS ROMAE - SEXTUS IULIUS FRONTINUS AND THE WATER OF ROME", Rom 2018 28.12.2020 Der nun vorliegende Tagungsband des Internationalen Symposiums der Frontinus-Gesellschaft am 10. 72 21 (The 162 quinariae received from Claudia are not reckoned in computing this loss. 108  p435 Agrippa, under the consulate of Silius and Galerius Trachalus,149 Albius Crispus; to Crispus, under the third consulate of Vespasian, and that of Cocceius Nerva,150 Pompeius Silvanus; to Silvanus, under the second consulate of Domitian and that of Valerius Messalinus,151 Tampius Flavianus; to Flavianus, under the fifth consulate of Vespasian, and the third of Titus,152 Acilius Aviola. 107 FRONTINUS' "DE AQUAEDUCTU URBIS ROMAE." He was especially concerned by diversion of the supply by unscrupulous farmers, tradesmen, and domestic users, among others. In this resolution of the Senate, I think it should be noted that the Senate forbade any increase as well as any decrease in the number of public fountains. 110  p467 the Emperor's pardon, after due warning received, may thank me for the favour granted. Yet Claudia first transfers a part of its waters near Spes Vetus to the so‑called Neronian Arches. Then I will give the elevation3 of each, [the plan] of the taps, and the distributions that are made from them;  p373 reckoning to be used in the first-named set of ajutages, it is twenty quarter digits in diameter, inasmuch as its diameter is 5 digits; while according to the computation to be applied to the higher ajutages, it has an area of 20 square digits, less a fraction.70. 95 "130 Therefore the order was given to the Curule Aediles to appoint two men in each district from the number of those who lived in it, or owned property in it, in whose care the public fountains should be placed. In case of the 12‑pipe, the error is not great, nor is its use frequent. This branch has its intake at the sixth milestone, on the Praenestine Way, on a cross-road, •980 paces to the left, near the Collatian Way. * He was well aware of the seminal work De architectura by Vitruvius, which mentions aqueduct construction and maintenance of the channels, published in the previous century. De aquaeductu urbis Romae by Sextus Julius Frontinus ( ) 75 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Forty years after Appia was brought in, in the four hundred and eighty-first year17 from the founding of the City, Manius Curius Dentatus, who held the censorship with Lucius Papirius Cursor, contracted to have the waters of what is now called Old18 Anio brought into the City, with the proceeds of the booty captured from Pyrrhus. But before I mention the names quinaria, centenaria, and those of the other ajutages58 by which water is gauged, I deem it appropriate to state what is their origin, what their capacities, and what each name means; and, after setting forth the rule according to which their proportions and capacities are computed, to show in what way I discovered their discrepancies, and what course I pursued in correcting them. He also uses Sescuncis, 1½ × 1⁄12, (or 1⁄8); Duella, 1⁄36; Sicilicus, 1⁄48; and Sextula, 1⁄72; and depends on combinations of these to express exact terms. If it slopes to one side, so that the water flows by, and if it is inclined with the current, that is, is less favorably placed for taking in water, it will receive the water slowly and in scant quantity. A greater discrepancy is detected in case of the three remaining ajutages. He must consult not only the architects of his own office, but must also seek aid from the trustworthy and thorough knowledge of numerous other persons, in order to judge what must be taken in hand forthwith, and what postponed, and, again, what is to be carried out by public contractors and what by his own regular workmen. The aqueducts above ground needed care to ensure that the masonry was kept in good condition, especially those running on arched superstructures. Sentius Saturninus and Quintus Lucretius were consuls in 19 B.C. I will now set down what the water-commissioner must observe, being the laws and Senate enactments which serve to determine his procedure. 49 Repairs that should be executed without cutting off the water consist principally of masonry work, which should be constructed at the right time, and conscientiously. *  p361 their aqueducts in the ground, in order that they might not easily be cut by the enemy, since frequent wars were still waged with the Italians. A novus homo, he was consul three times. based on multiples of volume; the second on slight increases in diameters. 71 111 This gang was given to the State as its property by Augustus, who had received it in inheritance from Agrippa. 138:  p379 spoken of,81 and correcting the four which the water-men have altered. The remaining 3,498 quinariae belonging to these two were distributed inside the City through all the fourteen wards, among ninety-two reservoirs. The 85‑pipe: 10 digits plus 4⁄12 plus 1⁄24 plus 7⁄288 in diameter; 32 digits plus ½ plus 2⁄12 plus 4⁄288 in circumference; it has a capacity of 69 quinariae plus 3⁄12; is not in use. The modern Tivoli, •about eighteen miles to the east of Rome. Since Frontinus in 87 speaks of the rebuilding of Marcia under Trajan, it is probable that after Claudia was brought to this quarter, the aqueducts previously supplying it were allowed to fall into disuse. It seems advisable to restate, for clearness' sake, the two principles of increase referred to by Frontinus. 8 Now the ajutages which are derived from the quinaria increase on two principles. Now, if the gain resulting from selling by short measure was 37⁄24 quinariae in one 20‑pipe, it will have been 1611⁄24 quinariae in five 20‑pipes (or one 100‑pipe). 47 Its length ought not to be less than 12 digits, while its orifice ought to have such capacity as is specified.80 Bronze seems to have been selected, since, being hard, it is more difficult to bend, and is not easily expanded or contracted. 14 in the second consulate32 of the Emperor Caesar Augustus, when Lucius Volcatius was his colleague, in the year 71933 after the foundation of the City, [Marcus] Agrippa, when aedile, after his first consulship,34 took another independent source of supply, at the twelfth milestone from the City on the Latin Way, on a cross-road two miles to the right as you proceed from Rome, and also tapped Tepula. Nevertheless, the following practice is observed, just as though prescribed by law, "that as long as one of those who have received a common grant of water survives, the full amount of granted water shall flow upon the land, and the grant shall be renewed only when every one of those who received it has ceased to remain in possession of the property." 117a The matter is said to have been debated in the Senate, in the consulship of Appius Claudius and Quintus Caecilius,26 Marcus Lepidus acting as spokesman for the Board of Decemvirs; and three years later the matter is said to have been brought up again by Lucius Lentulus, in the consulship of Gaius Laelius and Quintus the Gardens of Agrippa on the Campus Martius and emptying into the Tiber. Seller Inventory # APC9781505697834 The following mode of gaining money, practised by the water-men, is also to be abolished; the one called "puncturing." But the main conduit, which passes Spes Vetus, comes inside the 80 Later Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Ser. The area of twenty-two 100‑pipes would be 2,199 square digits (cf. 62), and that of one 40‑pipe would be 39.98 square digits (cf. 50), so that the area of a cross section of the Appia would practically equal the exact capacity of each type, and Frontinus, therefore, enumerates these first of all. The topmost of these three is Julia; next below is Tepula; then Marcia.51 These flowing [under ground] reach the level of the Viminal Hill, and in fact even of the Viminal Gate. * 8 The manuscript reading here is hopeless except for humilior. i.e. by discovering and correcting frauds. After these aqueducts, Gaius Caesar,40 the successor of Tiberius, in the second year of his reign, in the 119 Vetus, Anio Novus and Claudia, besides a carriage-way and a bridle-path. i.e. at the point of its entrance into the City. Now the distribution of the 14,018 quinariae is so recorded that the 771 quinariae109 which are transferred By this means, we shall make it possible that the quantity of water, which has been regained, as we have said, may be distributed to new fountains and may be used for new grants from the sovereign. Of these 1,240 paces, it is carried for •540 paces on substructures at various points, and for •700 paces on arches. From that point it was conducted in its own31 channel to the City. i.e. through the death of the grantee or the transfer of this property. Just how much water was being stolen in this manner, I [can] estimate from the amount of lead brought in by the removal of that type of pipes. 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