There are repeated references in Roman written sources (Varro, Rust. 3,1,10; Plin. HN 36,184, among others) to the decorative floor covering made from irregular variously coloured small marble stones found in buildings. It must be distinguished from mosaic (cf. Pavimentum).
W. Müller-Wiener, Griech. Bauwesen in der Ant., 1986, 109-110.
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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing),
Brill’s New Pauly
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