De Aquis Urbis Romae
Sex. Iulius Frontinus
Ab urbe condita per annos quadringentos quadraginta unum contenti fuerunt Romani usu aquarum, quas aut ex Tiberi aut ex puteis aut ex fontibus hauriebant. Fontium memoria cum sanctitate adhuc exstat et colitur; salubritatem aegris corporibus afferre creduntur, sicut Camenarum et Apollinis et Iuturnae.
For four hundred and forty-one years from the foundation of the City, the Romans were satisfied with the use of such waters as they drew from the Tiber, from wells, or from springs. Esteem for springs still continues, and is observed with veneration. They are believed to bring healing to the sick, as, for example, the springs of the Camenae, of Apollo, and of Juturna.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Sex. Iulius Frontinus: Stratagems. Aqueducts of Rome, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 174, translated by C.E. Bennet, Mary B. McElwain, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1925, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.