Cocceius Auctus

Lucius Cocceius Auctus (1st century BC and 1st century AD)[1] was a Roman architect employed by Octavian's strategist (and successor) Agrippa to excavate the subterranean passageways known as the crypta neapolitana connecting modern-day Naples and Pozzuoli and the Grotta di Cocceio, connecting Lake Avernus and Cumae.[2] [3]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.

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  1. Roger B. Ulrich; Caroline K. Quenemoen (10 October 2013). A Companion to Roman Architecture. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 153–. ISBN 978-1-118-32513-1.
  2. Emilio Bilotta; Alessandro Flora; Stefania Lirer; Carlo Viggiani (3 June 2013). Geotechnics and Heritage: Case Histories. CRC Press. pp. 247–. ISBN 978-1-138-00054-4.
  3. Georgia L. Irby (19 January 2016). A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 Volume Set. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 778–. ISBN 978-1-118-37297-5.

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