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Aquae Alsietinae


The Alsietina, or Augusta, was built by Augustus about 10 A.D., to supply his naumachia on the right bank of the Tiber. Its source was the lacus Alsietinus, the modern lake Martignano, 33 kilometres from Rome. The water was worthless for drinking purposes, and was only so used in time of drought. No remains of this aqueduct have been found, with the possible exception of one inscription. Its length was 22,172 passus (32.8 kilometres). (Platner)




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