By Sexto Julio Frontino
Frontinus, Sextus Iulius, ca. 35–103 CE, used to be a able Roman civil officer and army commander. Praetor of 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 commenced to construct a highway via their territory; his position used to be taken via 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 via his buddy Pliny the more youthful. the 2 aspects 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 guide of Roman officials, in 3 books; the fourth publication is anxious mostly 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 offer of the town, with legislation in terms of them. Frontinus aimed toward being worthwhile and writes in a slightly well known type that is either easy and transparent.
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The division into two books is indicated in C and The numbers of the chapters in the codex Urbinus. were added by Poleni. For a new collation of C, cf. Petschenig, Wien. Stud. vi. (1884), p. 249. For a facsimile of the manuscript, cf. Clemens Herschel, The Tivo BooJxS oii the Water Siipp/i/ of the City of Rome. ^ Cf. 112. g. quarto to qidnlo in 11. BIBLIOGRAPHY at The ediiio Rome in prhiceps of the Stralcgemata was printed 14:87 by Eucharius Silber in the same book with Aelian, Yegetius and Modestus this was In 1495 an edition reprinted in 1494 and 1497.
Qua is dri ita potitus consilia eius nota civibus suis faciebat. 4. Idem Carthaginienses miserunt, qui per speciem legatorum longo tempore Romae morarentur exciperentque consilia nostrorum. 5. M. e. the information furnished by the Scipio to set fire to the camp of Svphax. C. Cf. Livy xxx. 4 ff. C. C. Of. Livy ix. 38. C/. Justin, xxi. vi. 1. spies enabled STRATAGEMS, I. ii. 1-5 disguised as slaves and entrusted witli the task of spying out the strength of the king. These men, in order to examine more freely the situation of the camp, purj)osely let loose a horse and chased it around the greatest part of the fortifications, pretending it was running away.
Iv. o. Plut. Demetr. 28 tells the same story of Antigonus and Demetrius. 1 ^ •' i6 STRATAGEMS, I. i. lo-ii. t But after he realized that his a considerable delay. subterfuge was suspected, he declared that the rumour which had come to the S]iartans was false, and asked them to send some of their leading men, whose word they would take about the building operations of the Athenians. Then he wrote secretly to the Athenians, telling them to detain those who had come to tliem, until, upon the restoration of the walls, he could admit to the S|)artans that Athens was fortified, and could inform them that their leaders could not return until he himself had been sent back.