Frontinus (Sextus Iulius Frontinus)
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A. Life and work

Nothing certain is known of the origins or date of birth of the scholar, politician and administrator Sextus Iulius Frontinus. The fact that he held the office of praetor urbanus at the start of the year AD 70 (Tac. Hist. 4,39,2) makes his year of birth no later than AD 35. The inscription attesting a senator Quintus Valerius Lupercus Iulius Frontinus from the provincia Narbonensis (Vienna; CIL XII, 1859) indicates one possible lineage of F. As a senatorial or still an eq…

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Gross, Daniel, “Frontinus (Sextus Iulius Frontinus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111

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