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AQUA APPIA * the first Roman aqueduct, constructed in 312 B.C. by Appius Claudius Caecus Eutrop. ii. 9:eo tempore Appius Claudius censor aquam Claudiam (sic) induxit et viam Appiam stravit. and C. Plautius, who acquired the cognomen Venox for having found the springs (Liv. ix. 29. 6; Plin.NH xxxvi. 21 ; Frontinus, de aquis i. 4-7, 9, 18, 22; ii. 65, 79, 125; Not. app.; Pol. Silv. 545; CIL xi. 1827 =i 2. p. 192, No. X). The intake is described by Frontinus as being in agro Lucullano, 780 paces to the left of the via Praenestina, So Frontinus; Lanciani emends to Collatina. between the seventh and eighth miles but the springs have never been satisfactorily identified. The supply was 1825 quinariae, or 75,737 cubic metres in 24 hours. The channel was almost entirely subterranean, 11,190 paces in length, to the SALINAE (q.v.) of which only 60 paces near the porta Capena were carried on substructions and on arches. Near SPES VETUS (q.v.) it was joined ad Gemellos by a branch named Aug