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b. 84 BC;

Roman architect, poliorcetic specialist and engineer.


Latin treatise about architecture in ten 10 books.


The history of the medieval transmission of the Vitruvian text can be largely reconstructed with the aid of the 97 manuscripts from the 8th to 15th cen…

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Hänsli, Thomas, “Vitruvius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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