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CLOACA MAXIMA a sewer constructed, according to tradition, by Tarquinius Superbus to drain the forum and the valleys between the hills (Liv. i. 38. 6; 56. 2; Dion. iii. 67. 5; iv. 44. 1; Strabo v. 8; Plin. NH xxxvi. 104, who gives an eloquent description of it, lasting as it did almost unimpaired to his own day, and mentions that the whole system was inspected by Agrippa during his aedileship (33 B.C.), ut paulo ante retulimus [this passage is lost] urbe pensili subterque navigata M. Agrippae in aedilitate post consulatum). Cf. Cass. Dio xlix. 43. Cf. also vir. ill. 8. 3 (Tarquinius Superbus) cloacam maximam fecit, ubi totius populi viribus usus est, unde illae fossae Quiritium sunt dictae; Georg. Cedren i. 260, ed. Bonn. kai\ ta\s u(pono/mous ta/frous d) w(=v e)pi\ to\n *ti/berin to\ e\k tw=n stenwpw=n u(/dwr o)xeteu/etai. . . kateskeu/asen; CIL vi. 7882; faber lectarius ab clo(a)ca maxima. Even in the time of Theodoric the cloacae of Rome were objects of wonder (Cassiod. Var. i