THE VIRGIN WATER
Returning from a war in Cantabria (Spain), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa stopped to allow his troops to drink at a spring. The water was so pure that he decided to bring it to Rome by means of an aqueduct, still in operation today, called the Aqua Virgo.
Agrippa was a close friend, son-in-law, and lieutenant to Augustus and was responsible for the construction of some of the most notable buildings in the history of Rome (like the Pantheon) and for important military victories, most notably at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.