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Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35–103 CE, used to be a able Roman civil officer and armed forces commander. Praetor of town in 70 and consul in seventy three or seventy four, ninety eight and a hundred, he was once, concerning 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 was once taken through 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 recognized to were an augur, being succeeded through his pal Pliny the younger.

the 2 aspects 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 heritage, for the guide of Roman officials, in 3 books; the fourth booklet is worried principally with army self-discipline. 'De Aquis urbis Romae', The Aqueducts of Rome, written in 97–98, offers a few ancient information and an outline of the aqueducts for the water provide of town, with legislation in terms of them. Frontinus aimed toward being worthy and writes in a slightly well known sort that is either uncomplicated and clear.

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