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On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery.

Ten Books on Architecture by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio Loyal Books

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On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery.

    00 – Translator’s preface

    00 – Translator’s preface

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    • 8 min
    01 – Book I, Preface and Chapter I

    01 – Book I, Preface and Chapter I

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    • 20 min
    02 – Book I, Chapter II-III

    02 – Book I, Chapter II-III

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    • 11 min
    03 – Book I, Chapter IV-V

    03 – Book I, Chapter IV-V

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    • 17 min
    04 – Book I, Chapter VI-VII

    04 – Book I, Chapter VI-VII

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    • 16 min
    05 – Book II, Introduction and Chapter I-II

    05 – Book II, Introduction and Chapter I-II

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    • 16 min

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