- built 82 new temples
- rebuilt the Capitoline and Theatre of Pompey
- constructed the Via Flaminia
- restored the channels of the aqueducts
- "found it of brick, but left it of marble"
- cleansed and widened the Tiber to prevent floods
- Ara Pacis in the Field of Mars
NB: construction of aqueducts by Agrippa under Augustus
- "No magnificent public work marked his reign"
- "never erected any noble edifice"
- began building the Temple of Augustus and began restoration of the Theatre of Pompey
- relied on the Senate for advice on many things including the construction of buildings
- built barracks for Praetorian Guard on Viminal Hill
- repaired Aventine Hill and Circus Maximus using his own money after they were damaged by a fire.
- Modest as he did not spend much on himself or his projects
- built the temple of Castor and Pollux into his extended palace
- completed the Temple of Augustus and the repairs on the Theatre of Pompey
- began construction on an aqueduct in the Tiber district
Cassius Dio, Seneca and Josephus
- tried to build a bridge of boats across the bay od Baiae
Pliny the Elder
- began construction of the Aqua Claudia and Aqua Novus (account of aqueducts also comes from Frontius)
- he "saw the city ringed with the houses of emperors Caligula and Nero"
- completed an aqueduct
- attempted to drain the Fucine Lake
- built a harbour at Ostia (also told by Cassius Dio)
Pliny the Elder
- attempted to drain the Fucine Lake; constructed the harbour at Ostia
- "no more remarkable achievement in the whole world" on Claudius' efforts
- digging in the Tiber prevented flooding during the construction of the harbour
- he renovated the Aqua Virgo (inscription on the Aqua Virgo)
- completed the Aqua Claudia and Novus (Inscriptions on Aqua Claudia)
- costruction of the harbour at Ostia (inscription near Ostia)
- Arch of Claudius built into the Aqua Virgo
- ordered piazzas to be erected before every house to prevent fires spreading
- costructed the Domus Aurea and the Colossus
- introduced his "own style of architecture in the city"
- constructed emergency accomodation for homeless
- attempted to build a canal from Lake Alvernus to the Tiber (abandoned due to the unforgiving terrain)
- Nero renovated Rome through his regulations concerning the building of new houses, materials used, height of building and width of the street.
- All this "beautified the city"
Pliny the Elder
- Nero's Colossus is described
- "saw the city ringed by the houses of emperors Caligula and Nero"
- began building the Flavian Amphitheatre (which had been a pet project of Augustus)
- encouraged the rebuilding efforts in Rome, allowing people to build on unclaimed vacant lots and picking up the first pile of rubble himself
- built a temple to Claudius and restored the Theatre of Marcellus
- ecourages the rebuilding efforts by picking up the first basket of rubble
- restored buildings and inscribed them with the original builder's names, not his own
- Vespasian's Forum which commemorated the end of Jewish and civil wars
- Completed the Flavian Amphitheatre
- built the baths of Titus
- completed the Flavian Amphitheatre
- rebuilt many important buildings (with his name inscribed rather than the original builder's)
- built the arch of Titus and the Flavian temple
- built the temple of Capitoline Jupiter
- built the Forum Transitora (later Forum Nerva)
- Arch of Titus with dedications to deified Titus and Vespasian