m absoluto opere pulcri cultus;
quibus confectis cum Syriam circumgrederetur, anno potentiae sexto
(217 A.D.) moritur (from which Hist. Aug. Carac. 9 is probably derived);
cf. also Eutrop. 8. 20; Chron. 147.
The commencement of the building may be fixed by the fact that
the brickstamps with Geta's name not yet erased (CIL xv. 769. 3, 4),
which have been found in use in its construction, can only belong to the
period between February 211 and February 212. A quarry mark with
the consular date 206 A.D. upon a mass of Greek statuary marble (Ann.
d. Inst. 1870, p. 193, No. 279) has nothing to do with the date of the
commencement of the thermae. A lead pipe found here (CIL xv. 7381）
bears the names of Q. Aiacius Modestus and Q. Aiacius Censorinus, of
whom the former is probably identical with one of the quindecimviri
sacris faciundis of the ludi saeculares of 204 A.D. (CIL vi. 32327-32329,
32332; cf. p. 3261), who was legatus of upper Germany between 209
and 211 A.D. CIL xiii. 7417 (in the n