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  Sextus Julius Frontinus - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His chief work is De aquis urbis Romae, in two books, containing a history and description of the water-supply of Rome, including the laws relating to its use and maintenance, and other matters of importance in the history of architecture.
Frontinus also wrote a theoretical treatise on military science (De re militari) which is lost.
Extracts from a treatise on landsurveying ascribed to Frontinus are preserved in Lachmann's Gromatici veteres (1848).
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 Sextus Julius Frontinus Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Frontinus seems to have been of patrician descent, and his writings indicate that he had some knowledge of Alexandrian mathematics.
In this work Frontinus lists the names of the aqueducts, when and by whom they were constructed, and their size, height, and distribution, and he collects the many laws and penalties regulating their proper employment.
The treatise portrays Frontinus as a faithful public servant who openly boasts that his reforms have made the city cleaner and the water and the air purer and removed the causes of pestilence which had formerly given Rome a bad reputation.
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Frontinus was born in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis.
Frontinus' career clearly shows him to have been one of the most successful and influential senators of the latter part of the first century, and we can even say that he was held in high regard by five straight emperors, from Vespasian (or even before, but about that we know nothing) to Trajan.
Frontinus is important to historians of technology and public administration because of his book about Rome's water system.
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 Frontinus: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
The consules ordinarii, Trajan and Julius Frontinus, were elected at comitia held necessarily before the Kalends...Maximus, first received in IV.
Frontinus tells us about the construction of the aqueducts, and this also yields information on the construction of road bridges.
Petronius, Frontinus, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger (see under Pliny the Elder), and Tacitus were the chief writers of prose...
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 Sextus Iulius Frontinus
The finest example of the procedure Frontinus describes is a bridge of Anio Vetus crossing the valley of the Mola di San Gregorio.
It emerges from Frontinus' remarks that he used the fraction 22/7 to represent pi (this was the upper limit as defined by Archimedes and the figure accepted as satisfactory approximation in the works of the first-century mathematician Hero of Alexandria).
Frontinus reckons as follows: The capacity of the official 100-pipe (81 65/144) approximates that of five official 20-pipes (16 7/24 x 5 = 81 11/24).
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Shortly afterward, perhaps in 74 or 76, Frontinus succeeded Petillius Cerealis as governor in Britain (Britannia).
Frontinus died in 103, and his position as an augur was filled by no less a personage than Pliny the Younger, who wrote of Frontinus.
Written around 97, Frontinus based the work on the regulations of the era, using his own reports, documents and on-site inspections as his sources.
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Frontinus was a Roman general, politician, and writer, and was one of the most distinguished men of his time, according to Pliny the younger.
In 97, Nerva appointed him superintendent of the aqueducts of Rome, and as a direct result of this Frontinus decided to write a book on the history, administration and maintenance of the system.
This was probably based on notes gathered as he learned on the job – which was the regular Roman method of educating their magistrates at this time, but few chose to put their findings in writing.
www.swan.ac.uk /classics/staff/ter/grst/People/Frontinus.htm   (199 words)

 Frontinus, Sextus Julius Webpage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 97 he [Frontinus] was appointed superintendant of the aqueducts (curator aquarum) at Rome, an office only conferred upon persons of very high standing.
His chief work is Dc aquis urbis Romae, in two books, containing a history and description of the water-supply of Rome, including the laws relating to its use and maintenance, and other matters of importance in the history of architecture.
His Strategeinaticon libri iii is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, for the use of officers; a fourth book, the plan and style of which is different from the rest (more stress is laid on the moral aspects of war, e.g.
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 Frontinus, The Water Supply of the City of Rome
Then, if the gain by selling by short measure in a 20-pipe was 3 1/24, quinariae, it will have been 15 5/24 quinariae for five 20-pipes, or for the amount of one lawful 100-pipe; and will have been 18 6/24 quinariae, in the same way, for the amount of one lawful 120-pipe.
In Book I. Frontinus speaks of "Nerva Augustus;" in Book I I. he says "Divus Nerva," the sainted Nerva; whence the argument that Book I. was begun under Nerva, and Book II.
The figures contained in Bucheler's Latin edition of Frontinus, taken from those of the original text, are given inthe second set of two tables, and it will be evident at once that these last named tables could be adjusted into consistency in an infinite number of ways.
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 Frontinus (c. 35 A.D. - 106 A.D.)
When Frontinus wrote, A.D. 100, nine aqueducts, carried to Rome a supply equal to that of a river 30 feet broad by 6 deep, flowing at the rate of about two miles per hour.
Frontinus says, with just pride, that these vast works of public necessity far surpassed the useless pyramids of Egypt and the famous but vainglorious monuments of Greece.
Great pains were taken by the Romans with the preservation of their aqueducts; the chief controller was an official of high rank and proved administrative capacity.
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 FRONTINUS. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A.D. 78, he reduced the Silures, a rebellious tribe in SE Wales, and pacified Britain within its borders; it was this work, successfully done, that probably rendered possible the achievements of Frontinus’ successor, Agricola.
From his experience as curator aquarum, or water commissioner, he wrote De aquis urbis Romae, which treats exhaustively of the water supply of Rome, with complete descriptions and history of the aqueducts.
He also wrote the Strategematica, which is important as a guide to Roman military tactics and strategy.
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 Roman Surveying
Two learned Romans, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, and Sextus Julius Frontinus, wrote of surveying practices in the Roman Empire at the time of Christ.
Sextus Julius Frontinus (c35-104 A.D.), a distinguished hydraulic engineer, authored De Aqui Urbis Romae Libri II.
Areas of fields were measured by settling out two right-angled lines, joining their extremities by straight lines and finding the perpendicular offsets from these to the irregular sides.
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 Sextus Julius Frontinus
Frontinus (c.A.D. 40 - 103) Sextus Julius Frontinus
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 Sextus Julius Frontinus Biography | scit_011234_package.xml
Roman governor of Britain water commissioner, and author of a book on the history and technical details of Rome's aqueducts.
In A.D. Frontinus succeeded Petillius Cerealis as Britain's governor.
Sextus Julius Frontinus from Science and Its Times.
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 Lesson XXIII
Sextus Julius Frontinus (35-103) was of the aristocratic Julian gens (like C. Julius Caesar), and definitely of the senatorial class.
C was for Gaius, from the days when C was G, before it became K. He would generally have been called Frontinus by his associates, and Sextus by his family and close friends.
Both Vitruvius and Frontinus can be found in the Loeb Classical Library, where the Latin and an English translation appear on facing pages.
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 FRONTINUS, Sextus Julius, De Aquaeductibus Urbis Romae Commentarius.
FRONTINUS, Sextus Julius, De Aquaeductibus Urbis Romae Commentarius.
Frontinus was water commissioner of Rome from A.D. 97 to 103 or 104.
He not only surveyed and restored the whole water-supply complex of Rome, but tried to establish correct figures on which his bureau could work.
www.polybiblio.com /jahill/HillBibl-Selections399.0.html   (212 words)

 Amazon.com: Frontinus' Legacy: Essays on Frontinus' de aquis urbis Romae: Books: Deane R. Blackman,Alfred Trevor Hodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The city of Rome depended on a complex system of aqueducts for survival, and Frontinus purports to tell his readers how best to manage this system.
Although his text is largely technical, his treatment of technicalities is not always clear, raising the question of how well he, and the Romans, really understood hydraulics.
This interdisciplinary study of Frontinus' work addresses the questions that lie between the lines of his text.
www.amazon.com /Frontinus-Legacy-Essays-aquis-urbis/dp/0472067931   (765 words)

 Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His extant works include the Strategemata, a handbook on strategy for officers; De aquis urbis Romae (the present work, and his most famous), on the water-supply of the city of Rome; fragments of De limitibus, a work on the surveying of land; De re agragaria; and De coloniis Italiae.
De aquis, written while Frontinus was curator of the water supply for Rome, discusses not only the history of the city's aqueducts and the regulations concerning them, but also the technical aspects of these marvels of Roman engineering.
The printer has ornamented his edition with xylographic head- and tailpieces and initials, as well as two of his woodcut devices: a compass with the motto "Labore et tempore" on the title page, and a phoenix with the motto "Post Fata resurgo" at the colophon.
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It was possible to have a second term as consul, but ten years ought to separate these two terms; however, in the late second century Gaius Marius was consul in 107, 104, 103, 102, 101, and 100.
Later, men like Julius Caesar and Octavian had similar careers.
At that time, the consulship was only a little more than a purely honorary title and the minimum age had been lowered considerably.
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Above extract from Strategemata by Sextus Julius Frontinus (intro.
Died in AD103 or 104 while serving the state as Augur, in which office he was succeeded by Pliny the Younger (Pliny, Epistulae, IV.viiii.3, X.xiii).
See: Strategems & The Aqueducts of Rome by Julius Frontinus, translated by Charles E. Bennett (Loeb, Harvard, 1925);
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 SEXTUS JULIUS FRONTINU... - Online Information article about SEXTUS JULIUS FRONTINU...
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A.D. Frontinus also wrote a theoretical See also:
surveying ascribed to Frontinus are preserved in See also:
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 Sextus Julius Frontinus Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
He quelled the Silures of Wales, and began to build a road through their territory; his place was taken by Agricola in 78.
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. more books like this
by Sextus Julius Frontinus, Enrique Jimez Ros, Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies
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 Roman History Books and More: sextus julius frontinus: the strategemata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Roman History Books and More: sextus julius frontinus: the strategemata
However, he also wrote the strategemata, 'a collection of over 500 examples [in four books] of devices, ruses, ploys, creative ideas from history, intended as a sort of checklist for the military commander, an appendix to his work on The Art of War, which has not survived;...' (Lacus Curtius).
For mystery lovers: Frontinus appears in Lindsey Davis' Marcus Didius Falco novels Three Hands in the Fountain and The Jupiter Myth.
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 Frontinus - HighBeam Encyclopedia
As governor of Britain from AD 74 or AD 75 to AD 78, he reduced the Silures, a rebellious tribe in SE Wales, and pacified Britain within its borders; it was this work, successfully done, that probably rendered possible the achievements of Frontinus' successor, Agricola.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Frontinus" at HighBeam.
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 Frontinus: Stratagems Aqueducts; Author: Frontinus, Sextus Julius; Author: Translator Mcelwain, Mary B.; Hardback; Book
Frontinus: Stratagems Aqueducts; Author: Frontinus, Sextus Julius; Author: Translator Mcelwain, Mary B.; Hardback; Book
Author: Frontinus, Sextus Julius; Author: Translator Mcelwain, Mary B. Series#:174; Loeb Classical Library; Hardback; Book
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 Villa Frontinus Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the website of Frontinus Sempronius and is reflects an interest in Ancient History on the web.
Originally, it was accessible from a site called Ancient Sites which was dedicated to the discussion of Ancient History and historical role play.
Information about the aqueducts and waters of Rome and the role of Sextus Julius Frontinus in developing these
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