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By Frontinus, R. H. Rodgers

Julius Frontinus was once appointed via the Emperor Nerva to the submit of water commissioner for the town of Rome in ninety seven CE. In at the Water-Rights of town of Rome he records his tasks, duties and accomplishments in the course of his first yr in workplace. He additionally sketches the heritage of the aqueducts and furnishes a wealth of technical facts. this is often the main authoritative variation of this paintings to be released to date.

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G. .  aequat] equata, .  debeant] debeat, .  sustinentur] sustinetur, .  dat] datur, .  videbatur] videbant). defective word-division finds vestiges of scriptura continua (e. g. .  senatu M. ] senatu ,  breve spatium] breves. At cum, .  erogatione] erogatur. ne, .  comprehensionem scio] compreensio. nescio). a few mistakes might replicate prior phases within the culture: .  spatium] statium, .  adiectione sui] adlectiones intercourse, .  quarum] duarum, .  saepius] septus, .  duplicata] publicata, .  gelatio] celatio, .  in keeping with suffossa] in line with suetossa. clean areas left in C point out a scribe’s lack of ability to decipher the textual content he was once copying. even supposing the scribe could have been Peter the Deacon, it really is no much less believable that the blanks have been already found in the exemplar from which Peter was once operating. those who happen close to the top of the textual content (ch. ) most likely end result from problems with the unusual felony language. Blanks within the establishing chapters, nonetheless, are fairly flippantly spaced (. –. , . , . –, . , . ), and this truth means that they symbolize actual harm in an ancestral codex. One indication that the broken and indecipherable ancestor used to be no longer C’s fast exemplar is the unforeseen visual appeal of majuscule letters together with clean areas (at . , . ). it really is way more moderate to believe that those meaningless letters were copied as faithfully as attainable via numerous phases of the transmission than it really is to determine them as very early examples of litterae tonsae (such as have been hired within the papal chancery within the 13th century).   Gundermann () .  INTRODUCTION The recentiores students’ searches have to date dropped at gentle a complete of 11 fifteenth-century manuscripts containing the De Aquaeductu.  U Vatican, Urb. lat. , ff.  – v . Florentine calligraphy of the s, attributed to Francesco de’ Contugi (whose notarial signal seems to be on f.  v ). See Pellegrin () . : . mentioned by means of Poleni and next editors. i take advantage of my very own collation. V Vatican lat. , ff.  –r , overdue s. . The closeness of V’s textual content to the editio princeps has lengthy been known (B¨ucheler vi), and you'll be able to observe that its textual content of Tacitus’ Agricola (ff.  v –) derives from Vat. lat. .  mentioned via Poleni and next editors. i exploit my very own collation. M Paris N. A. L.  (formerly Middlehillensis ), s. / (the date ‘xvi Iu. ’ happens in a marginal notice additional later). The textual content is split into 3 books (chapters  –, –, –). This manuscript additionally comprises Frontinus’ Strategemata. famous by means of Aly (); stated by means of Grimal and Gonz´alez Rol´an. E Escorial S. . , ff.  – v , subscribed (f.  v ) ‘Rome anno a nat. dni. M CCCC L quinto consistent with me Joannem Vynck clericum Colonien. dioc. transcriptum feliciter’. See Antol´ın (–) : . The textual content of Frontinus used to be famous by means of Rampolla () and extra completely investigated by way of Rubio (). brought up by means of Kunderewicz and Gonz´alez Rol´an (the latter utilizing the siglum S).

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