3. Q. Marcius
Rex, praetor B. C. 144, was commissioned by the senate to build an aqueduct, and in order that he might complete it, his imperium was prolonged for another year.
This aqueduct, known by the name of Aqua Marcia,
was one of the most important, and is spoken of at length in the Dictionary of Antiquities
(p. 110, 2d ed.). (Frontin. de Aquaed.
12; Plin. H. N
. 31.3. s. 24; Plut. Cor. 1