Cocceius Auctus

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Lucius Cocceius Auctus (1st century BC and 1st century AD) was a Roman architect employed by Octavian's strategist (and successor) Agrippa to excavate the subterranean passageways the crypta neapolitana connecting modern-day Naples and Pozzuoli and the Grotta di Cocceio connecting Lake Avernus and Cumae. Cocceius was responsible for the conversion of the Capitolium in Pozzuoli into a Temple of Augustus with the backing of the merchant Lucius Calpurnius. Cocceius Auctus also built the original Pantheon in Rome.

Further reading[edit]

  • Adam, Jean-Pierre. La construction romaine (3rd edition), Picard, Paris (France), ISBN 2-7084-0104-1, 1984; pp. 306–307.
  • Lamprecht, Heinz-Otto. Opus Caementitium (4th edition), Beton-Verlag, Düsseldorf (Germany), ISBN 3-7640-0310-3, 1993; pp. 229.

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