The aqueducts

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J. Parker, 1876 - Architecture, Roman
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Page 71 - Q -p. represent the four chambers. The channel of the aqueduct coming from the east, at a tolerably high level enters the chamber B. Thence the water passed (possibly over a large waste pipe) into the chamber beneath, D. Between D and C there were communications through the wall (possibly provided with fine grating). Through the roof of C there was a hole, and the water passed upwards, of course finding the same level in A as in B, whence it was carried off into another stream. By the aid of sluice...
Page 129 - ... the neighbourhood of Newmarket, and in so doing several times crossed and recrossed the road leading to that village. It seemed to me that there had once been a wide trackway along the course of the dyke, and that, as land became valuable, and the road was narrowed, the proprietors inclosed the dyke sometimes on one side of the road, and sometimes on the other. The earthwork was much degraded, and indeed levelled, for considerable distances ; but all the peasantry we met with knew its course,...
Page 30 - Etruscans having passed the Tiber), had not the Consul Horatius been recalled from the country of the Volscians. So near indeed did the enemy approach to the walls, that first the engagement was at the temple of Spes, in which little was gained on either side ; again at the Porta Collina, in which the Romans gained some small advantage, and this, though far from decisive, yet by restoring to the soldiers their former courage, qualified them the better to contend with the enemy in future 1.
Page 77 - Establishments which used 2,401 quinaries, and 39 theatres and places of entertainment (niunera) which used 386 more. Lastly, there were 591 open reservoirs (lacus) for the service of all comers, using 1,335 quinaries. These reservoirs were what we usually speak of as fountains, and some hundreds are in use to this day, many probably on the site of the older ones. There were very stringent laws respecting their use. Heavy penalties were inflicted upon anyone dipping a dirty bucket or other vessel...
Page 22 - Speranza Vecchia, del monumento delle Acque Claudia ed Aniene Nuova, e del Sepolcro di Marco Virgilio Eurisace, dell' architetto cav. Luigi Canina." 8vo., Roma, 1839, with six Plates ; extracted from the Annali dell
Page 30 - Tuditanus, reduced by force the town of Aternum, took above seven thousand prisoners, and a considerable quantity of brass and silver coin. At Rome a dreadful fire raged during two nights and one day: every thing between the Salinae and the Carmental gate was levelled to the ground, as were the jEquimaelium and the Jugarian street.

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