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Pavimentum
(813 words)

[German version]

I. Introduction

Although only a small part of the pavimenta (floor coverings) in ancient buildings was decorated, scholars have paid a great deal of attention to them, esp. to those decorated with mosaics (other floor coverings generally only appear in scholarly literature in relation to the identification of their ancient terminology). In Pompeii only 2.5% of floors were decorated with mosaics, a further 7% were decorated with cement floors and the…

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Panayides, Aliki Maria (Berne) and Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), “Pavimentum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e910970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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