Frontinus: De Aquaeductu Urbis Romae (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, Volume 42)

Frontinus: De Aquaeductu Urbis Romae (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, Volume 42)

Frontinus, R. H. Rodgers

Language: English

Pages: 449

ISBN: 0521101182

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Julius Frontinus was appointed by the Emperor Nerva to the post of water commissioner for the city of Rome in 97 CE. In On the Water-Rights of the City of Rome he documents his duties, responsibilities and accomplishments during his first year in office. He also sketches the history of the aqueducts and furnishes a wealth of technical data. This is the most authoritative edition of this work to be published to date.

"The edition [R. H. Rodgers] has produced, longingly anticipated and warmly heralded by many water researchers for many years now, is an impeccable example of scholarship. Its arrival is to be celebrated, as it gives us a new and exciting milestone in Frontinus studies. The volume is rich in every kind of detail that a water scholar might care to know."
- Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Brandeis University, The Classical Bulletin

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Harvard, Ann Arbor and Berkeley; in many cases I found rewarding resources in their numerous branches, notably the Houghton Library at Harvard and the Bancroft Library at Berkeley. Amongst individual librarians, I am specially indebted to Irene Vaslef and Mark Zapatka (Dumbarton Oaks), Jean Hannon (Harvard Law School) and Luminita Florea (Robbins Collection, Boalt Hall, Berkeley). My own library at the University of Vermont has proudly maintained a strong collection in classical studies; for

Frontinus has seen very little improvement since B¨ucheler’s edition. Fritz Krohn’s Teubner text () is a piece of honest workmanship, but it adheres too    Schulz was acquainted with Goethe, who speaks of the projected edition in a letter to him written in May . In July  Goethe’s diary tells us ‘Wurde gestern mit Herrn Schultz seine neue Ausgabe des Frontin und die Einrichtung der r¨omischen und orientalischen Wasserleitungen besprochen . . . Ich las in Frontins Werke von

est prorogatum. eo tempore decemviri, dum aliis ex causis libros Sibyllinos inspiciunt, invenisse dicuntur non esse [fas] aquam Marciam seu potius Anionem – de hoc enim constantius traditur – in Capitolium perduci; deque ea re in senatu M. Lepido pro collegio verba faciente actum, Appio Claudio Q. Caecilio consulibus; eandemque post annum tertium . Ser. a: S. C sulpicio a: -us C {cum} B¨ucheler lucio C anionisque a: amion- C datum a: datus C Holstenius, B¨ucheler Marcio Polenus: marco C 

ex manubiis de Pyrrho captis locavit Cf. De vir. ill. . aquam Aniensem de manubiis hostium in urbem inductam. Letting the contracts (locare) would have been an official act of the censor (see . n.), although the funding came from Curius’ manubiae, personal share of booty: Aberson (), –, – , post Shatzman () and Bona (). As consul in  he had defeated Pyrrhus near Malventum (later Beneventum) and had celebrated a triumph (Plut. Pyrr. .). For a victorious general to

desirable.  C O M M E N TA RY . ut curaret . . . perducere For curare + infinitive cf. . formas facere curavimus (the more familiar construction with gerundive occurs at ., .). If perduceret is kept, then quatinus must = ut, an unclassical use (cf. curare with substantive clause Str. .., .., ..). Better to contemplate that quatinus (for the spelling see OLD s.v.) construes with posset, ‘to the extent that he was able’. Transposing quatinus reveals more clearly how quas

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