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Rome and its 11 aqueducts

For details of the individual aqueducts, see the separate chapters in the left column

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Basic Literature

  • Hint 1: use 'Hodge' as a starter for aqueducts in general and 'Aicher' as an introduction into the 11 aqueducts of Rome.
  • Hint 2: if these books are not available, use the papers of this website: 'Historical introduction' for aqueducts in general and 'Dembskey' as an intro to Rome's aqueducts.
  • Hint 3: looking for a subject for a paper, report, treatise or thesis? Look at 'Some 16 (+2) intruiging questions'.


Useful websites


The facts

Facts about the 11 ancient aqueducts of Rome
Aqueduct Date of construction Volume m3 per day Total length (km) Length on arches (km) # Cas tellae I PC II Cm III I+S IV TP V Esq VI AS VII VL VIII FR IX CF X Pal XI CM XII PP XIII Av XIV Tt
Appia 312 bc 75.000 16 0.1 20 - x - - - - - x x - x x x x
Anio Vetus 272 bc 180.000 81 0 35 x - x x x x x x x - - x - x
Marcia 144 bc 190.000 91 10 51 x - x x x x x x x x - - (x) x
Tepula 125 bc 18.000 18 9 14 - - - x x x x - - - - - - -
Julia 33 bc 48.000 22 10 17 - (x) x - x x - x - x - x - -
Virgo 22 bc 100.000 21 1.2 18 - - - - - - x - x - - - - x
Alsietina 2 bc 16.000 33 0.5 -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - (-)
Claudia 38 ad 185.000 69 14 92)* - x - - - - - - - x - - x x
Anio Novus 38 ad 190.000 87 11 92)* x - x x x x x x x - x x - -
Traiana 109 ad - 55 - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Alexandrina 226 ad - 22 2.4 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
)* Aquae Claudia et Anio Novus together had 92 castellae


Regiones in ancient (and modern) Rome:

I PC Porta Capena VI AS Alta Semita XI CM Circus Maximus
II Cm Caelimontium VII VL Via Lata XII PP Piscina Publica
III I+S Isis et Serapis VIII FR Forum Romanum XIII Av Aventinus
IV TP Templum Pacis IX CF Circus Flaminius XIV Tt Transtiberim
V Esq Esquiliae X Pal Palatium      




Recommended literature : Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome, P.J. Aicher (1995)
Recommended website : www.waterhistory.org
How to visit : See book of P.J. Aicher above

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