Vitruvius and Later Roman Building Manuals by Hugh PlommerVitruvius and Later Roman Building Manuals by Hugh Plommer

Vitruvius and Later Roman Building Manuals

byHugh Plommer

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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An edition and translation of Faventinus' Compendium of Vitruvius' De architectura. There is an introductory account of the relationship between Vitruvius and the world of Faventinus and Palladius, both of whom made great use of Vitruvian material, Palladius apparently deriving it exclusively from Faventinus. But they did not borrow it slavishly. Both adapted it and added to it in the light of the practical concerns of their own day and technical developments not available to Vitruvius. Dr Plommer holds the view, orthodox since Nohl, that Faventinus wrote in the early fourth century AD and Palladius probably a century later. The text has a translation on facing pages and is followed by a commentary on the main points of interest in it. This is the first translation of the text to appear and the book will be of interest to historians of technology and of architecture in the ancient world, as well as to classicists.
Title:Vitruvius and Later Roman Building ManualsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.31 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521100380

ISBN - 13:9780521100380

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction: Cetius Faventinus, Palladius and Roman building science; Text and translation: M. Ceti Faventini De Diversis Fabricis Architectonicae; Commentary; List of the main additions and changes made by Faventinus; Indexes.