Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Vitruvius
(2,537 words)

b. 84 BC;

Roman architect, poliorcetic specialist and engineer.

Works

Latin treatise about architecture in ten 10 books.

Manuscripts

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, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0235>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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