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Sextus Julius Frontinus (c. 40–103)

Frontinus, Sextus Julius (fron-tī’nus). A Roman general, public official, and author; born about 40 A.D.; died probably in 103 A.D. He was urban prætor of Rome in 70, and as governor of Britain (76–78) acquired a great reputation by the conquest of the warlike Silures. He was twice consul, and during the reign of Nerva became superintendent of aqueducts, to which appointment we owe his valuable treatise ‘On the Aqueducts of Rome.’ Of the other works attributed to him, the only genuine one is the ‘Strategematicon,’ treating of military tactics.