By Harry B. Evans

ISBN-10: 0472112481

ISBN-13: 9780472112487

Aqueduct searching has been a favourite hobby for viewers to Rome on account that antiquity, even though critical research of ways the everlasting urban acquired its water didn't start till the 17th century. It was once Raffaele Fabretti (1619-1700), the well known Italian antiquarian and epigrapher, who all started the 1st systematic study of the Roman aqueduct system.
Fabretti's treatise, De aquis et aquaeductibus veteris Romae dissertationes tres, is stated as a question in fact by way of all later students operating within the quarter of Roman topography. Its findings--while up-to-date and supplemented through more moderen archaeological efforts--have by no means been absolutely outmoded. but regardless of its huge, immense value and impression on scholarly efforts, the De aquis hasn't ever but been translated from the unique Latin. Aqueduct searching within the 17th Century presents an entire translation of and remark on Fabretti's writings, making them obtainable to a extensive viewers and thoroughly assessing their scholarly contributions.
Harry B. Evans bargains his reader an creation to Fabretti and his scholarly global. an entire translation and a remark that focuses totally on the topographical difficulties and Fabretti's contribution to our knowing of them also are supplied. Evans additionally assesses the contributions and corrections of later archaeologists and topographers and locations the De aquis within the heritage of aqueduct studies.
Evans demonstrates that Fabretti's conclusions, whereas faraway from definitive, are certainly major and benefit wider recognition than they've got acquired so far. This booklet will attract classicists and classical archaeologists, historic historians, and readers attracted to the background of know-how, archaeology, and Rome and Italy within the 17th century.
Harry B. Evans is Professor of Classics, Fordham University.

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4d), his main focus is the topography of the upper Anio. He provides an extremely detailed map of the area (‹g. 17) and a description centering on two problems. The ‹rst problem concerns the course of the ancient Via Valeria, from which Frontinus reports statistics in the De aquaeductu concerning the sources and intakes of individual aqueducts. Fabretti, attacking the topographical work of Lucas Holste, argues that the original route of the Via Valeria ran directly from the Osteria della Ferrata, past Riofreddo, to S.

7. Publius Victor, De regionibus Romae libellus aureus (= VZ, 1:256; Graevius, 3:112E). Dissertation I 31 Finally, it is evident that neither can another aqueduct be attributed to this emperor nor another builder to this aqueduct (indeed, these two points already follow each other in turn). Aside from the aqueducts cited by Frontinus, later generations have recognized only two in this city: the one that is the subject of our discussion and that of the Aqua Traiana across the Tiber. As we shall prove, the Traiana, brought along the Via Aurelia for almost two miles, enters the city through the gate that is either the Aurelia or the Pancratiana, as it was called from the times of Procopius, and displays itself at the top of the Janiculum.

6. 7. 7. Publius Victor, De regionibus Romae libellus aureus (= VZ, 1:256; Graevius, 3:112E). Dissertation I 31 Finally, it is evident that neither can another aqueduct be attributed to this emperor nor another builder to this aqueduct (indeed, these two points already follow each other in turn). Aside from the aqueducts cited by Frontinus, later generations have recognized only two in this city: the one that is the subject of our discussion and that of the Aqua Traiana across the Tiber. As we shall prove, the Traiana, brought along the Via Aurelia for almost two miles, enters the city through the gate that is either the Aurelia or the Pancratiana, as it was called from the times of Procopius, and displays itself at the top of the Janiculum.

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