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Post by Leni » July 20th, 2019, 10:41 am

The Stratagems and The Aqueducts of Rome by Sextus Julius Frontinus (40 - 103). Translated by Charles E. Bennett (1858 - 1921)

Frontinus' Stratagems is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, which the author comments based on his own experience as a general in Germania. Many of the stories he tells can also be found in other Roman authors like Valerius Maximus and Livy. His most famous work however is De aquaeductu, The Aqueducts of Rome, an official report to the emperor on the state of the aqueducts of Rome, in two books. It presents a history and description of all the nine aqueducts that provided the water-supply of Rome in the first century, as well as information about the laws relating to its use and maintenance, and the quality of water delivered by each. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » July 20th, 2019, 12:19 pm

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Post by ToddHW » July 23rd, 2019, 4:58 am

May I read sections 1 and 17?

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Post by Leni » July 23rd, 2019, 12:41 pm

ToddHW wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 4:58 am
May I read sections 1 and 17?

Thanks, Todd
Sure, thanks!
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Post by elsieselwyn » July 23rd, 2019, 3:52 pm

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Post by Leni » July 24th, 2019, 8:38 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 3:52 pm
May I DPL?
Yes, thanks! :) Adding you now.
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Post by elsieselwyn » August 31st, 2019, 7:34 am

Hey guys! I'm sorry to have to do this, but I have to relinquish my PL duties for this project since school has started and I am very busy!

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Post by Leni » August 31st, 2019, 7:45 am

It's ok, thanks for letting us know, Elsie!
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Post by Leni » September 29th, 2019, 1:28 pm

Thanks much, Todd!
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Post by Availle » October 1st, 2019, 5:34 pm

Oh, how wonderful! Could I do the last three sections on the aqueducts please? (I'll probably butcher the pronunciation, just so that you know. :roll: )
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Post by Leni » October 1st, 2019, 5:38 pm

Availle wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 5:34 pm
Oh, how wonderful! Could I do the last three sections on the aqueducts please? (I'll probably butcher the pronunciation, just so that you know. :roll: )
:lol:

I am sure it will be fine. Thanks for claiming, Ava!
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Post by ToddHW » October 3rd, 2019, 8:01 am

Section 17 recorded. Must edit.

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Post by KevinS » October 3rd, 2019, 5:07 pm

ToddHW wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 11:57 am
Here is section 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/stratagemsaqueducts_01_frontinus_128kb.mp3

Length 12:34

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Post by ToddHW » October 4th, 2019, 11:35 am

Glad you liked it. Here is section 17.

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/stratagemsaqueducts_17_frontinus_128kb.mp3

length 19:26

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