The general structure should not have been of great extension because the morphology of the place full of valleys and mountains expected to have probably short sections on arches for joining the hills up to the town. Relevant to this aqueduct is probably the inscription , already known by CIL (VI,103 ILS,5750) and engraved in The Town Hall of Squillace, that reminds us of the construction of an aqueduct from the emperor Antoninus Pius in 142. If this were true the building of the aqueduct would place in a building program which aims to improve the water supply of the city. Author : Alessandro Russo, Archaeologist Bibliography : R. SPADEA, Da Skylletion a Scolacium, Roma-Reggio Calabria, 1989.
THE THERMAE OF ACCONIA DI CURINGA
Known traditionally with the name of "The Temple of Castor and Pollux", the monumental building visible in the countryside of Curinga, is in reality a thermal complex belonging to the roman age. The building occupies a surface area of approximately 700 sq m and is made of conglomerate consisting of testacean work and pebbles from the river; the masonry structures allow you to date the monument between III and IV century A.D. as confirmed by the single important monetary finding consisting of a nominal of Diocletian. It is very difficult and complex, in the absence of studies in the territory, the definition of the context of membership of the structure, but given the absence of villages in the vicinity it might belong to a sumptuous villa, with a considerable extension and
a distribution of the neighborhoods. The
thermae comprise five environments till today certainly identified: accessed from the east side, through a portal of over two meters in width that opened into a vast atrium of about 70 square meters, the frigidarium consisting of a rectangular-elongated room ,closed along the short sides by large apses with niches, occupied by tanks, and covered in the central part of a cross vault. From the environment to the south one
had access to the heated environments identified with a
laconicum, a calidarium and a third service compartment with the praefurnia.