By Sexto Julio Frontino
Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35–103 CE, was once a able Roman civil officer and armed forces commander. Praetor of the town in 70 and consul in seventy three or seventy four, ninety eight and a hundred, he used to be, in regards to the 12 months seventy six, despatched to Britain as governor. He quelled the Silures of Wales, and started to construct a highway via their territory; his position used to be taken by means of Agricola in seventy eight. In ninety seven he was once given the hugely esteemed place of work of supervisor of Aqueducts at Rome. he's identified to were an augur, being succeeded through his pal Pliny the more youthful. the 2 facets of Frontinus's public occupation are mirrored in his surviving works. 'Strategemata', Stratagems, written after eighty four, provides examples of army stratagems from Greek and Roman background, for the guideline of Roman officials, in 3 books; the fourth ebook is anxious principally with army self-discipline. 'De Aquis urbis Romae', The Aqueducts of Rome, written in 97–98, offers a few historic information and an outline of the aqueducts for the water offer of the town, with legislation in relation to them. Frontinus geared toward being necessary and writes in a slightly well known sort that's either easy and transparent.
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