Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35–103 CE, used to be 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, concerning the yr seventy six, despatched to Britain as governor. He quelled the Silures of Wales, and started to construct a street via their territory; his position used to be taken through Agricola in seventy eight. In ninety seven he was once given the hugely esteemed workplace of supervisor of Aqueducts at Rome. he's recognized to were an augur, being succeeded by way of his pal Pliny the younger.
the 2 facets of Frontinus's public profession are mirrored in his surviving works. 'Strategemata', Stratagems, written after eighty four, provides examples of army stratagems from Greek and Roman historical past, for the guideline of Roman officials, in 3 books; the fourth ebook is worried 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 provide of town, with legislation when it comes to them. Frontinus geared toward being precious and writes in a slightly well known kind that's either basic and clear.
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